[12:02 PM] Southern Methodist @ Temple

Who will WIN this matchup?

Southern Methodist Mustangs (2-2)

@ Temple Owls (2-2)


Current odds:

Southern Methodist Mustangs: (+389)

Temple Owls: (-470)


ESPN simulations have Southern Methodist as 88.4% favorites to win the game.

68% of sports bets are currently on Temple to win as (-470) favorites.

Temple enters this matchup off a 48-20 triumph against Charlotte as Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes and Jahad Thomas racked up 117 yards from scrimmage and a score.

SMU, meanwhile, managed only a first-quarter field goal in last week’s 33-3 defeat to TCU, and the team was outscored 27-0 after intermission.

On the bright side for SMU last week, Ben Hicks tied his career high with 19 completions and finished with a personal-best 244 passing yards, although he did throw a pair of interceptions. Also, Jordan Wyatt set a career high against TCU by recording nine tackles, in addition to his second forced fumble of the season.

The Owls need Walker to continue to play mistake-free football, as he did not throw an interception against Charlotte after throwing five in the first three games. Keith Kirkwood is his No. 1 target, entering this weekend with team highs of 14 catches and 191 yards, although Thomas is certainly considered the team’s top playmaker.

SMU WR Courtland Sutton is averaging 24.9 yards per catch and has gone over 100 yards receiving three times this year.


StreakSmarts Pick: Temple Owls

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick