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Richmond Spiders vs Temple Owls Odds
The Temple Owls will hit the floor running against the visiting Richmond Spiders Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
Temple battles the Spiders, currently sitting with a 13-8 mark (5-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-7 for the Owls and 8-7 for the Spiders.
Bettors looking to go with the Owls in this one found them listed as 7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Spiders was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 108-rated Owls and the No. 172-ranked Spiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-72 result in favor of the Spiders.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Temple's No. 205-rated squad against Richmond's No. 338-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Temple rates No. 106 in the country with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 nationally with 8.4 per match.
Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 212-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.
Richmond was a 70-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Richmond got 13 points from Wayne Sparrow but lost anyway, 70-65, to Massachusetts on Sunday at Mullins Center.
In their last action, Temple was an 83-71 loser on the road against Butler. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Temple got 22 points from Khalif Wyatt but lost anyway, 83-71, to Butler on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Xavier are 9-1
After playing Massachusetts are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
A few Spiders at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Richmond's last 6 games when playing on the road against Temple
Richmond is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Richmond is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Temple
Richmond is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 6 games when playing at home against Richmond
Temple is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Temple is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Richmond
Temple is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Richmond home to Xavier, Saturday, February 2
Temple at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, February 2