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Owls open as college hoops underdog vs Mustangs

Southern Methodist MustangsTemple Owls
20-5February 16, 2014, 02:00 | Liacouras Center6-17

The Temple Owls host Southern Methodist on Sunday, looking to build on their 6-17 mark against the 20-5 Mustangs in college hoops action at Liacouras Center.

Supporters of the Mustangs have watched them go 20-5 and 15-5-1 ATS on the year, while the Owls are at 6-17 and 8-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 10-10, while the Mustangs have a 9-12 mark.

View Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

The Mustangs were listed as -7-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 279-ranked Owls and the No. 39-rated Mustangs in this matchup.

Southern Methodist was a 77-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rutgers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Mustangs got 21 points from Nic Moore as Southern Methodist ran past Rutgers 77-65 on Friday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Temple's No. 87-ranked offense, averaging 73.87 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 15 at 61.16 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 43.18% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.55% per game.

A few Mustangs at Owls trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Southern Methodist is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 7 games
Temple is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Houston, Wednesday, February 19th
Temple at Connecticut, Thursday, February 20th