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Feb 4, 2:00 PM | Thomas Ryan Center

Temple Owls vs Rhode Island Rams Odds

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Thomas Ryan Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Rhode Island Rams and the visiting Temple Owls in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Rams sport records of 5-18 and 9-12-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 16-5 and 12-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-10 for the Rams and 12-9 for the Owls.

View Temple vs Rhode Island Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Rams installed as 9.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 260-ranked Rams and the No. 71-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-65 win for the Owls on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rhode Island has the nation's No. 163-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 234 allowing on average 69.1 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 40.5% so far, less than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 78-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 251 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 78-60 winner as they battled Fordham at home. They covered in the match as a 17.5-point favorite. Temple got 25 points from Ramone Moore en route to a 78-60 victory over Fordham on Wednesday at Liacouras Center.

Last time out for Rhode Island, they were an 81-78 winner as they battled Massachusetts at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Rams got a 29-point performance from Orion Outerbridge, who added 11 rebounds, as Rhode Island ran past Massachusetts 81-78 on Wednesday at Thomas Ryan Center.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing George Washington are 7-3
After playing Fordham are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Xavier are 5-5
After playing Massachusetts are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Owls at Rams trends to consider:
Temple is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Temple is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Rhode Island
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rhode Island's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rhode Island's last 6 games when playing Temple
Rhode Island is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Temple
Rhode Island is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Temple home to George Washington, Wednesday, February 8
Rhode Island at Xavier, Wednesday, February 8

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