College baskeball point spread favors Owls in battle with Owls
Rice Owls vs Temple Owls Odds
The Temple Owls will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Rice Owls at Liacouras Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Owls are 1-0 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 1-1 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Temple go 1-0 and the Owls go 0-0 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Temple sat as 14-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 74 and the Owls at No. 112 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 84-70 result in favor of the Owls.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 178 in NCAA hoops at 36.5 per game. Contrast that with Temple’s No. 308 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Temple is the No. 69-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Rice rates No. 205 at 5.5 per game.
Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 299 nationally in scoring at home.
Rice won its last outing, a 75-63 result against St. Edward's on November 14. Rice earned a 75-63 victory over St. Edward's on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Max Guercy at Autry Court.
Temple was an 80-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Kent State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Owls used a 31-point performance from Scootie Randall to help Temple smack Kent State 80-66 on Tuesday at Memorial Athletic Center.
Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing St. Edward's are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Delaware are 1-0
After playing Kent State are 2-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Owls at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games on the road
Temple is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
Temple is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Temple's last 10 games at home
Temple is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Rice at Georgia Tech, Thursday, November 22
Temple home to Delaware, Sunday, November 25