St. Bonaventure Bonnies take on Owls in NCAA basketball test
St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Temple Owls Odds
Liacouras Center will host Temple Owls vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Temple will face the 7-9 Bonnies, who own a 6-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Owls are 5-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bonnies are 9-4 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Temple sat as 11.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls - Bonnies odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Temple is rated No. 50 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Bonaventure is at No. 231. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-69 win for the Owls.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bonnies rank No. 236 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.8 per game. That compares with Temple’s No. 174 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Temple is college basketball's No. 160-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Bonnies rate No. 91 with 7.1 per game.
Defensively, St. Bonaventure features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.7 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 202 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, St. Bonaventure was a 66-64 loser at home against Xavier. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Bonnies endured a 66-64 loss at the hands of the Musketeers on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Youssou Ndoye at Reilly Center.
Temple was a 55-53 winner in its last match on the road against George Washington. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Owls got 18 points from Khalif Wyatt as Temple ran past George Washington 55-53 on Wednesday at Charles E. Smith Center.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 3-7
After playing Xavier are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pennsylvania are 4-6
After playing George Washington are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Bonnies at Owls trends to consider:
St. Bonaventure is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Temple
St. Bonaventure is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Temple
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Bonaventure
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Bonaventure
Temple is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
St. Bonaventure at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 23
Temple home to Pennsylvania, Wednesday, January 23