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Temple Owls vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
Duke will look to improve on its 8-0 record on Saturday when they host Temple in NCAA basketball odds action at Izod Center.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Izod Center).
This season, the Blue Devils are 8-0 overall and 5-3 ATS ATS, while the Owls are 6-0 and 3-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Duke boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Temple is 1-2.
The Blue Devils were listed as 8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Devils - Owls odds would favor the Blue Devils if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Duke is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Temple is at No. 250. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-81 win for the Blue Devils.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duke's No. 30 nationally ranked offense (78.8 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 81 at 61 PPG. The Blue Devils have been averaging 48.1% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.3 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Temple was a 76-61 winner on the road against Villanova. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Temple got 21 points from Scootie Randall en route to a 76-61 victory over Villanova on Wednesday at Villanova Pavilion.
Last time out for Duke, they were an 88-50 winner as they battled Delaware at home. They covered in the match as a 20-point favorite. The battle between the Blue Devils and Blue Hens didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Delaware was handed an 88-50 defeat on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Towson are 1-1
After playing Villanova are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Cornell are 0-1
After playing Delaware are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Owls at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Temple
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games when playing Temple
Duke is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Temple
Temple home to Towson, Wednesday, December 12
Duke home to Cornell, Wednesday, December 19