American Athletic Conference Tournament - Owls open as college hoops underdog vs Knights

Central Florida Knights Temple Owls
12-17 March 12, 2014, 09:30 | FedExForum 9-21



The Temple Owls hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Central Florida Knights pay a visit to FedExForum on the college basketball betting menu.

The Owls bring a 9-21 record (13-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-17 Knights, who are 7-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Temple go 14-13 so far and the Knights go 13-10. View Central Florida Knights vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 226 and the Knights at No. 223 heading into this contest.

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Temple won its last outing, a 66-65 result against South Florida on March 8. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Owls grabbed a 66-65 win over the Bulls on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Dalton Pepper at Sun Dome.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 80 nationally ranked offense (73.37 points per game) against a Knights defense that sits as the No. 202 at 73.45 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 42.76% from the field, less than the Knights have managed so far this season (44.01% on average).

A few Knights at Owls trends to consider:
Central Florida is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games
Central Florida is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
Temple is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
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