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SMU Mustangs Visit the Temple Owls in Week 5 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

The Temple Owls will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the SMU Mustangs at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 5 college football betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $SMU Mustangs listed as 13.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 28-8 win for the Owls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

SMU Mustangs vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Temple Owls sport a record of 2-2 and 3-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the SMU Mustangs sit at 2-2 and 3-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-2 for the Owls and 0-4 for the Mustangs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Temple vs SMU injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Temple Owls rated this week at No. 52 and the SMU Mustangs sitting at No. 113.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Temple's No. 60-ranked offense, averaging 31.5 PPG, against a SMU defense that ranks No. 70 this week at 27 PPG. The Temple aerial game is averaging 218.75 yards per game, less than the SMU Mustangs secondary allows through the air, 301.75 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the SMU Mustangs own the league's No. 62-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 179 yards per game when on the road. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 94 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Courtland Sutton was good for 113 receiving yards in the Mustangs's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 33-3 to the Mustangs.

Charlotte didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Owls as Temple blasted them 48-20 in Week 4 action.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Temple is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Temple is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Temple is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Temple's last 8 games

Next Betting Matchups

SMU at Tulsa, Friday, October 7th
Temple at Memphis, Thursday, October 6th