Temple @ SMU
Current Records: Temple 14-10; SMU 8-16
What to Know
An American Athletic battle is on tap between the Temple Owls and the SMU Mustangs at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday at Moody Coliseum. The teams split their matchups last year, with SMU winning the first 69-61 at home and Temple taking the second 64-57.
On Sunday, the Owls lost to the Houston Cougars at home by a decisive 81-65 margin. Guard Khalif Battle put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 24 points.
Meanwhile, SMU was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 77-72 to the East Carolina Pirates. SMU's defeat came about despite a quality game from guard Zhuric Phelps, who had 23 points in addition to five rebounds.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Temple is expected to win a tight contest. The odds have been favorable for them against the spread on the road this season, even if it's been tough sledding overall. They are 6-1-1 ATS in away games but only 14-9-1 all in all.
Temple is now 14-10 while the Mustangs sit at 8-16. Two offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Owls have only been able to knock down 42% percent of their shots, which is the 43rd lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. SMUs have had an even harder time: they have only been able to knock down 41.70% percent of their shots, which is the 32nd lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It could be a slow night.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Moody Coliseum -- Dallas, Texas
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $3.90
The Owls are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Mustangs, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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SMU have won six out of their last 11 games against Temple.
- Feb 16, 2022 - Temple 64 vs. SMU 57
- Jan 29, 2022 - SMU 69 vs. Temple 61
- Jan 11, 2021 - SMU 79 vs. Temple 68
- Dec 30, 2020 - SMU 79 vs. Temple 71
- Feb 08, 2020 - Temple 97 vs. SMU 90
- Jan 18, 2020 - SMU 68 vs. Temple 52
- Feb 13, 2019 - Temple 82 vs. SMU 74
- Jan 10, 2018 - Temple 66 vs. SMU 64
- Feb 09, 2017 - SMU 66 vs. Temple 50
- Jan 04, 2017 - SMU 79 vs. Temple 65
- Jan 24, 2016 - Temple 89 vs. SMU 80