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Duke Blue Devils take on Owls in college basketball test

Duke Blue DevilsTemple Owls
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Duke Blue Devils vs Temple Owls Odds

12-1TEAM RECORD9-3

Wells Fargo Center will host Owls vs. Blue Devils action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Wells Fargo Center).

Supporters of the Blue Devils have watched them go 12-1 and 6-7 ATS on the year, while the Owls are at 9-3 and 5-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 9-3, while the Blue Devils have a 9-3-1 mark.

View Duke vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Temple sat as 6.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Owls rated this week at No. 75 and the Blue Devils sitting at No. 123. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 88-79 result in favor of the Blue Devils.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 70 nationally ranked offense (74.8 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 211 at 68.4 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 44.6% from the field, less than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (50.3% on average).

Defensively, Duke features the nation's No. 337-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 55 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Duke was an 85-55 winner at home against Pennsylvania. They covered the 21.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Blue Devils and Quakers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pennsylvania was handed an 85-55 defeat on Sunday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Temple won its last outing, a 66-63 result against Delaware on December 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Temple earned a 66-63 victory over Delaware on Friday, getting 13 points from Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson at Bob Carpenter Center.

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Tech are 7-3
After playing Pennsylvania are 2-0
After a win are 9-1

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dayton are 7-3
After playing Delaware are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Blue Devils at Owls trends to consider:
Temple is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games when playing Duke
Temple is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games

Next up:
Duke at Georgia Tech, Saturday, January 7
Temple home to Dayton, Saturday, January 7

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