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Temple faces Duke in NCAAB betting

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Duke Blue Devils try to run the Owls off the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium in college hoops action.

And if the stats machine can be trusted, this will be a good spot to bet the underdog Owls. Duke will face the 21-5 Owls, who own a 13-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Devils are 12-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Owls are 13-10 favoring the OVER.

View Temple vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Devils are listed as 14-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 35-rated Temple taking on the No. 10-rated Blue Devils in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 89-79 win for the Blue Devils on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duke's No. 8 nationally ranked offense (83 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 24 at 61 PPG. The Blue Devils have been averaging 47.5% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 43-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Temple was a 66-52 winner at home against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 15.5–point spread as favorites. The Owls grabbed a 66-52 win over the Hawks on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Ramone Moore at Liacouras Center. [ What are the latest Duke March Madness odds - visit Bovada for the latest college basketball futures ]

Last time out for Duke, they were a 79-57 winner as they battled Georgia Tech at home. They covered in the match as a 19-point favorite. The battle between the Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Georgia Tech was handed a 79-57 defeat on Sunday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing George Washington are 7-3
After playing Saint Joseph's are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Virginia Tech are 6-3
After playing Georgia Tech are 9-1
After a win are 8-2


A few Owls at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Temple is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Temple
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Temple

Next up:
Temple at George Washington, Saturday, February 26
Duke at Virginia Tech, Saturday, February 26

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