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Owls face Western Michigan Broncos: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Temple OwlsWestern Michigan Broncos
Nov 17, 10:30 AM | Coliseo do Puerto Rico

Temple Owls vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

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The visiting Owls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Coliseo do Puerto Rico against the Western Michigan Broncos.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.

Western Michigan battles the Owls, currently sitting with a 1-0 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Broncos and 1-0 for the Owls.

View Temple vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Temple before tip-off in this one will find them as 9-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Broncos, most recently No. 127 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Owls, who rate No. 41 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-68 victory for the Owls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 109-ranked offense, averaging 76 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 181 at 67 PPG. The Broncos field goal percentage has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 181-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.

Temple was a 73-67 winner in its last match on the road against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites. Temple got 19 points from Juan Fernandez en route to a 73-67 victory over Pennsylvania on Monday at The Palestra.

Western Michigan was an 82-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Dakota State. Matt Stainbrook chucked in a team-high 32 points for Western Michigan on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 82-76 at Frost Arena.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Bowling Green are 2-0
After playing Pennsylvania are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Purdue are 0-2
After playing South Dakota State are 0-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Owls at Broncos trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Temple at Bowling Green, Sunday, November 27
Western Michigan at Purdue, Wednesday, November 23

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