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Temple Owls vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Temple Owls at Allen Fieldhouse in NCAA basketball action.
The Owls will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 5-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Jayhawks are 6-5 ATS. Temple is 5-3 on the totals; Kansas is 6-2-1.
The visitors opened as 13.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Jayhawks and the No. 87-ranked Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 88-76 result in favor of the Jayhawks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 138 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.3 per game. That compares with Kansas’s No. 53 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kansas is college basketball's No. 126-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Owls rate No. 103 with 6.9 per game.
Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 111-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Temple was a 75-57 winner at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Temple got 15 points from Jake O'Brien en route to a 75-57 victory over Bowling Green on Monday at Liacouras Center.
In their last action, Kansas was an 89-57 winner at home against American. Kansas cruised to victory on Saturday, running American out of the gym and running up an 89-57 score at Allen Fieldhouse.
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Xavier are 7-3
After playing Bowling Green are 2-1
After a win are 7-3
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Iowa State are 9-1
After a win are 9-1
A few Owls at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Temple is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Temple at Xavier, Thursday, January 10
Kansas home to Iowa State, Wednesday, January 9