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Temple OwlsMassachusetts Minutemen
March 2, 7:00 PM | Mullins Center

Temple Owls vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds

22-6TEAM RECORD15-12

Temple travels to Massachusetts on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 22-6 record with a victory over the Minutemen.

This season, the Minutemen are 15-12 overall and 8-8 ATS ATS, while the Owls are 22-6 and 14-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Massachusetts boasts a 4-11 on the OU, and Temple is 13-12.

View Temple vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 100-rated Minutemen and the No. 35-ranked Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-66 result in favor of the Owls.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 107 in NCAA hoops at 36.2 per game. Contrast that with Massachusetts’s No. 41 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Massachusetts is the No. 271-ranked team in the country at 5.3 per game, while Temple rates No. 218 at 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 255 nationally in scoring at home.

Temple was a 57-41 winner in its last match on the road against George Washington. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites. The Owls grabbed a 57-41 win over the Colonials on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Lavoy Allen at Charles E. Smith Center.

Massachusetts was a 72-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against La Salle. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as underdogs. Massachusetts was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by La Salle and falling by a 72-51 score at Tom Gola Arena.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing La Salle are 9-1
After playing George Washington are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Fordham are 3-7
After playing La Salle are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Temple home to La Salle, Saturday, March 5
Massachusetts at Fordham, Saturday, March 5

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