Temple at SMU 10/19/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: SMU Mustangs vs Temple Owls
Date & Time: 10/19/2019, 7:30 PM UTC
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Latest Odds: SMU -7.5 O/U 59
TV Channel: ESPN2

SMU is 6-0, 19th in the latest polls, and atop the west division of the American Athletic Conference. The Mustangs may get a challenge next week when they host a 5-1 Temple team. Temple is tied for first in the East division.

Temple is coming off a win against No. 23 Memphis and beat then No. 21 Maryland early in the year. The Owls' only loss was a shocker at Buffalo. SMU had a close game against Tulsa in its last outing and beat a ranked TCU team earlier. SMU has been ranked all year, and Temple is getting votes.

Temple is led by Anthony Russo, who has passed for 1503 yards, 13 touchdowns, and six interceptions. ReMahn Davis has rushed for 575 yards and four touchdowns. The Owls have eight rushing touchdowns and are averaging 4.1 yards per run. Two receivers have around 470 yards each.

Texas transfer Shane Buechele leads SMU with 1665 yards passing, 12 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Xavier Jones has 646 yards rushing, 12 touchdowns, and has a 5.7 yards per carry average. Reggie Robertson has 545 yards receiving and James Proche has 529. Proche has seven catches for touchdowns.

SMU is averaging 499 yards of offense per game, 291 passing, and 207 rushing. Temple is averaging 446, 280 passing and 165 running. SMU is giving up 260 per game passing.

Temple has won the last two games between these teams, and the Owls lead 2-1 in the modern era. All three games were fairly high scoring affairs.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Owls are 41-20 ATS in their last 61 games overall.
  • Mustangs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Over is 7-3 in Owls last 10 games on fieldturf.
  • Over is 6-0 in Mustangs last 6 games overall.
Free NCAA Football Pick: Temple Owls +6.5

SMU is unbeaten on the year and will have a great chance of winning in this game. The team has an offense that has been very difficult to stop on the season, but has a decent defense as well. Temple for their part is a team that has been able to play the upset role on the year and that is going to help the team in getting the momentum going and with two wins over ranked teams the Owls have a good chance of pulling off another win. Final Score Prediction, Temple Owls win, but grab the points just in case 34-31.


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