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Temple Owls vs George Washington Colonials Betting Preview

George Washington ColonialsTemple Owls
Feb 8, 6:00 PM | Liacouras Center

George Washington Colonials vs Temple Owls Odds

8-15TEAM RECORD17-5

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Liacouras Center Wednesday as host Temple looks to handle the George Washington Colonials in NCAAB action.

Temple battles the Colonials, currently sitting with a 8-15 mark (6-14-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-10 for the Owls and 9-12 for the Colonials.

View George Washington vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Owls as 15-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Owls, most recently No. 79 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonials, who rate No. 283 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-64 victory for the Owls.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Temple's No. 203-rated squad against George Washington's No. 249-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Temple rates No. 57 in the country with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 317 nationally with 4.5 per match.

Defensively, George Washington features the nation's No. 158-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, George Washington was an 86-75 loser at home against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Colonials wasted a 26-point performance from Tony Taylor in losing to Massachusetts 86-75 on Saturday at Charles E. Smith Center.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 73-56 winner as they battled Rhode Island on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Temple got 22 points from Ramone Moore en route to a 73-56 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday at Thomas Ryan Center.

George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Richmond are 6-4
After playing Massachusetts are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Xavier are 7-3
After playing Rhode Island are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Colonials at Owls trends to consider:
George Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Temple
George Washington is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
George Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 5 games
Temple is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 6 games at home

Next up:
George Washington at Richmond, Saturday, February 11
Temple home to Xavier, Saturday, February 11

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