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Cincinnati favored by -6 against Temple on Sunday

Cincinnati BearcatsTemple Owls
18-2January 26, 2014, 04:00 | Liacouras Center5-12



Cincinnati travels to Temple on Sunday, hoping to boost its 18-2 record with a victory over the Owls.

The Bearcats will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 8-5-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Owls are 6-9 ATS. Cincinnati is 1-13 on the totals; Temple is 6-8.

View Cincinnati Bearcats vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -6-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. 149 and the Bearcats at No. 23 heading into this contest.

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Cincinnati was a 69-51 winner in its last match at home against Central Florida. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points leading the Bearcats to a 69-51 victory over Central Florida at Fifth Third Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 84 nationally ranked offense (75.12 points per game) against a Bearcats defense that sits as the No. 2 at 55.9 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 44.4% from the field, more than the Bearcats have managed so far this season (42.52% on average).

A few Bearcats at Owls trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Temple is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Temple is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati


Next up:
Cincinnati at Louisville, Thursday, January 30th
Temple at Rutgers, Wednesday, January 29th

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