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SMU at Temple 10/20/23 - College Football Betting Odds & Picks

Posted on 17 October 2023 by Danaiel Henderson

SMU Mustangs vs. Temple Owls


Oct. 20, 2023

TV: n/a
Latest Odds : SMU -19.5 ; O/U 55.5

In an exciting Friday night clash, the 4-2 SMU Mustangs will take on the 2-5 Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Both teams are eager to secure a victory and add to their respective conference standings. The game kicks off at 7pm EDT and promises to be a thrilling matchup between these two talented squads. Stay tuned we've got you covered on all the best free NCAAF picks here at Bookie Blasters your leader in free sports betting picks!

Coming into this game, the SMU Mustangs have shown great promise with a 4-2 record. They have displayed a formidable offense, averaging an impressive 417.2 total yards per game. Their balanced offensive attack has been a key factor in their success. Led by quarterback P. Stone, who has thrown for 1,467 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions, the Mustangs' passing game has been a force to be reckoned with. Stone has built strong connections with his receiving corps, particularly standout receiver J. Kerley, who has recorded 223 yards and 2 touchdowns on 12 receptions this season.

On the ground, SMU boasts a solid rushing attack led by J. Knighton, who has amassed an impressive 358 yards and scored 2 touchdowns on 62 carries. This balanced offensive approach has kept opposing defenses on their toes, as the Mustangs' offensive play-calling has been versatile and unpredictable.

Defensively, the Mustangs have shown resilience, allowing an average of just 311.3 total yards per game. The pass defense has been outstanding, surrendering only 183.5 yards through the air per game. The secondary, led by cornerback P. Stone, has been a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks. In addition to their stellar pass defense, the Mustangs have also been effective in stopping the run, allowing just 127.8 rushing yards per game.

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On the flip side, the Temple Owls come into this game with a 2-5 record, looking to turn their season around. Offensively, they have relied on the arm of quarterback E.J. Warner, who has thrown for 1,741 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Warner's favorite target, A. Anderson Jr., has been a consistent playmaker, accumulating 394 receiving yards and 1 touchdown on 27 receptions.

In the rushing department, J. Smith has been the primary weapon for the Owls. Smith has collected 280 yards and scored 1 touchdown on 59 carries. His ability to find running lanes and break tackles makes him a vital asset to the Temple offense.

On the defensive end, the Owls have faced their fair share of challenges, allowing an average of 438.4 total yards per game. Their pass defense has struggled to contain opposing quarterbacks, giving up 231.7 yards per game. However, their rushing defense has been more solid, allowing just 206.7 yards on the ground.

Recent Betting Trends:

Temple is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The over is 5-0 in Temple's last 5 games.

SMU is 3-2 SU in their last 5 games.

The under is 4-1 in SMU's last 5 games.

Free Betting Pick: Temple Owls +19.5

Friday night approaches, football fans can expect a highly competitive game between these two teams. The SMU Mustangs aim to continue their winning streak and further establish themselves as a force in their conference. Meanwhile, the Temple Owls are eager to bounce back and showcase their potential to upset their opponents. Our best bet is TEM +19.5. Finals score prediction the SMU Mustangs win the Temple Owls covers the spread and the total stays under 24-10.

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