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Owls visit Western Michigan Broncos in college basketball clash

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

Temple Owls vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Temple when they take on the Broncos on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

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

The Broncos bring a 0-1 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-0 Owls, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Western Michigan go 0-0 so far and the Owls go 1-0.

View Temple vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Owls listed as 9-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 41-rated Temple taking on the No. 127-rated Broncos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-68 win for the Owls on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 210 in NCAA Division 1 with 35 per game. That compares with Western Michigan’s No. 113 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Michigan is college basketball's No. 332-ranked team at 2 per game, while the Owls rate No. 162 with 6 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