Canisius Golden Griffins visit Temple Owls in college basketball clash
Canisius Golden Griffins vs Temple Owls Odds
The Temple Owls will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Canisius Golden Griffins at Liacouras Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
Temple battles the Golden Griffins, currently sitting with a 7-2 mark (4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-2 for the Owls and 2-2 for the Golden Griffins.
The visitors opened as 11.5-point underdogs 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(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 144-ranked Owls and the No. 230-rated Golden Griffins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-76 win for the Owls on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Temple's No. 114-ranked offense, averaging 71 PPG, against a Golden Griffins defense that ranks No. 253 at 70.1 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Golden Griffins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 236-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 184 nationally in scoring at home.
Canisius won its last outing, an 82-54 result against Longwood on December 17. Canisius cruised to victory on Monday, running Longwood out of the gym and running up an 82-54 score at Koessler Center.
In their last action, Temple was a 63-46 winner at home against Alcorn State. Khalif Wyatt scored 20 points leading the Owls to a 63-46 victory over Alcorn State at Liacouras Center on Monday.
Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing UNLV are 1-0
After playing Longwood are 0-1
After a win are 4-6
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Syracuse are 0-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Golden Griffins at Owls trends to consider:
Canisius is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Temple is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Canisius at UNLV, Saturday, December 22
Temple at Syracuse, Saturday, December 22