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Massachusetts Minutemen vs Temple Owls Betting Matchup Report

Temple OwlsMassachusetts Minutemen
Feb 16, 6:00 PM | Mullins Center

Temple Owls vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds

16-8TEAM RECORD16-7

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Massachusetts Minutemen try to run the Temple Owls off the court at Mullins Center in college hoops action.

This season, the Minutemen are 16-7 overall and 10-13 ATS ATS, while the Owls are 16-8 and 9-13 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Massachusetts boasts a 9-14 on the OU, and Temple is 12-8.

View Temple vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Minutemen in this one found them listed as 3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Owls was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 78-ranked Minutemen and the No. 112-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-72 win for the Owls on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 209 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Massachusetts’s No. 83 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Massachusetts is the No. 88-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Temple rates No. 96 at 7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Temple owns the country's No. 123-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 62 in scoring at home.

Temple was an 84-83 loser in their most recent outing at home against Duquesne. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. Khalif Wyatt was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 6 rebounds but Duquesne still won, 84-83, over Temple on Thursday at Liacouras Center.

Massachusetts lost its last outing, an 86-68 result against Virginia Commonwealth on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. Raphiael Putney scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Minutemen to a win (they lost 86-68 to Virginia Commonwealth at Siegel Center on Thursday).

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing La Salle are 8-2
After playing Duquesne are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Owls at Minutemen trends to consider:
Temple is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Temple is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Temple is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Temple is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Massachusetts is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games when playing Temple
Massachusetts is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Massachusetts's last 10 games

Next up:
Temple home to La Salle, Thursday, February 21
Massachusetts at St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, February 20