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Syracuse favored by 12 against Temple on Saturday

Temple OwlsSyracuse Orange
Dec 22, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Temple Owls vs Syracuse Orange Odds

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The Temple Owls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Orange in Syracuse at Madison Square Garden on Saturday in college basketball action.

The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Syracuse will face the 8-2 Owls, who own a 3-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Orange are 2-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Owls are 3-3 favoring the OVER.

View Temple vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Orange installed as 12-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Orange - Owls odds would favor the Orange if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Syracuse is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Temple is at No. 144. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 94-75 win for the Orange.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 191 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.1 per game. That compares with Syracuse’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Syracuse is college basketball's No. 110-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Owls rate No. 129 with 6.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Temple owns the country's No. 74-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Temple lost its last outing, a 72-62 result against Canisius on December 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Khalif Wyatt scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 72-62 to Canisius at Liacouras Center on Wednesday).

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 72-68 winner as they battled Detroit at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 18.5-point favorite. Syracuse earned a 72-68 victory over Detroit on Monday, getting 22 points from James Southerland at Carrier Dome.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Owls at Orange trends to consider:
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Temple home to Detroit, Friday, December 28
Syracuse home to Alcorn State, Saturday, December 29