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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Temple Owls Over Connecticut Huskies

The Temple Owls host Connecticut on Sunday, looking to build on their 14-13 mark against the 13-12 Huskies in college basketball betting action at Liacouras Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Connecticut Huskies opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Connecticut Huskies vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Connecticut Huskies will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 8-14 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Temple Owls are 12-11-2 ATS. Connecticut Huskies are 11-10 on betting the total; Temple Owls are 17-8.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 145-ranked Temple Owls and the No. 76-rated Connecticut Huskies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Temple's No. 196-ranked scoring average of 70.74 PPG, against a Connecticut Huskies defense rated No. 37 and allowing 65.48 PPG. The Temple Owls FG% has averaged 42.15% to date this season, less than the Connecticut Huskies shooters have managed so far (43.75% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jalen Adams scored 19 points leading the Huskies to a 65-62 victory over Memphis at XL Center on Thursday.

The Owls got 15 points from Mark Williams, but it was East Carolina that prevailed in a 78-64 final on Wednesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 7 games
  • Connecticut is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games on the road
  • Temple is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Temple's last 13 games
  • Temple is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Temple is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut at Houston, Wednesday, February 22nd
Temple at Central Florida, Wednesday, February 22nd