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Friday Night Football: SMU vs Temple

Southern Methodist is far from a football powerhouse, but they have made the Mustangs faithful depressed as the team is 1-11 SU and 3-8 ATS in their past 12 games at home. SMU will play host to a Temple Owls team with a point to prove Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • Temple is 5-12 SU in their last 17 following a loss.
  • The OVER is 13-6 in SMU’s past 19 games.
  • Temple has held their opponents to under 20 points in five of their eight games this season.

SMU’s defense has been hard to watch this season as they have allowed 43.6 points per game and 524 yards per game. The Mustangs have only held opponents to under 38 points in a game once this season and that was against North Texas.

Temple is coming off a loss in the biggest game in the team’s history when they allowed a fourth quarter touchdown with just over two minutes left to lose the game. Temple’s defense has been great this season, allowing teams to score just 15.8 points per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Southern Methodist Mustangs sat as 11.5-point underdog, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

A 35-15 result in favor of the Owls is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Temple Owls vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 1-7 overall and 4-4 ATS against the spread, while the Owls are 7-1 and 6-2 ATS. As for the totals, Southern Methodist is 5-3 on the OU, and Temple is 3-5 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Southern Methodist vs Temple injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Southern Methodist Mustangs and the No. 32-ranked Temple Owls, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Southern Methodist's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 28.75 PPG, against a Temple defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 15.75 PPG. The Southern Methodist aerial game is averaging 252.62 yards per game, more than the Temple Owls secondary allows through the air, 225.62 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Temple Owls feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 123.25 yards per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, ranks No. 79 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls suffered a Week 9 loss against Notre Dame in their last game, falling 24-20 at Lincoln Financial Field.

 

Courtland Sutton hauled in 8 passes for 165 yards against the Tulsa defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 40-31 loss against the Golden Hurricane on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Temple is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Temple's last 10 games
  • Temple is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Southern Methodist's last 19 games
  • Southern Methodist is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Temple at South Florida, Saturday, November 14th
Southern Methodist at Navy, Saturday, November 14th

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