Duquesne Dukes vs Temple Owls Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Temple vs Duquesne battle Thursday at Liacouras Center as the Owls look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Owls sit at 16-7 (9-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Dukes are currently 7-16 (5-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Temple is 11-8 OU, and Duquesne is 6-10 OU.
The Dukes were listed as 17-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 247-rated Duquesne taking on the No. 112-rated Owls in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-63 win for the Owls on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Temple's No. 107-ranked scoring average of 70.3 PPG, against a Dukes defense rated No. 325 and allowing 74.3 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 42.1% to date this season, more than the Dukes shooters have managed so far (40.6% per game).
Defensively, Duquesne features the nation's No. 305-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.9 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Duquesne, they were a 73-65 loser as they battled Xavier at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Quevyn Winters scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 73-65 to Xavier at A.J. Palumbo Center on Saturday).
Temple was a 72-71 winner in its last match on the road against Dayton. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Temple got 20 points from Khalif Wyatt en route to a 72-71 victory over Dayton on Saturday at Dayton Arena.
Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Rhode Island are 5-5
After playing Xavier are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Massachusetts are 7-3
After playing Dayton are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Dukes at Owls trends to consider:
Duquesne is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Duquesne is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Duquesne is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Temple
Duquesne 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 at home against Duquesne
Temple is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Duquesne
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple's last 7 games
Temple is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Duquesne
Duquesne home to Rhode Island, Saturday, February 16
Temple at Massachusetts, Saturday, February 16