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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Southern Methodist Mustangs Over Temple Owls

The Temple Owls will try to cover the point spread at Liacouras Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Southern Methodist Mustangs in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Temple Owls to cover the point spread in this one found them as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Temple Owls are 13-11 so far on the season, and 11-9-2 ATS vs the number. The Southern Methodist Mustangs, meanwhile, are 20-4 and 14-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Temple go 16-6 and the Southern Methodist Mustangs go 9-10 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 142 (Temple) and the No. 2 (Southern Methodist) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Temple has the nation's No. 186-rated offensive output, at 71.75 PPG. The visiting Southern Methodist Mustangs defense ranks No. 3 allowing on average 58.62 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Temple Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.52% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Mustangs and Golden Hurricane didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Tulsa was handed a 76-53 defeat on Saturday at Reynolds Center.

The Owls got 22 points from Daniel Dingle as Temple ran past South Florida 83-74 on Sunday at Liacouras Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Methodist's last 9 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Temple is 3-6-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 5 games
  • Temple is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist home to Cincinnati, Sunday, February 12th
Temple at Memphis, Sunday, February 12th