Temple Owls vs La Salle Explorers in college hoops odds
La Salle Explorers vs Temple Owls Odds
The Temple Owls will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the La Salle Explorers at Liacouras Center in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Explorers have watched them go 18-6 and 10-10 ATS on the year, while the Owls are at 17-8 and 10-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 13-8, while the Explorers have a 7-11-1 mark.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Explorers were listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls sit at No. 128 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Explorers sit at No. 88 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Explorers will win this game 77-73.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Temple has the nation's No. 81-rated offensive output, at 71.4 PPG. The visiting Explorers defense ranks No. 130 allowing on average 64.6 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Explorers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 68-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 101 nationally in scoring at home.
La Salle was a 76-64 winner in its last match at home against Saint Joseph's. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Tyreek Duren scored 29 points for La Salle on Saturday, leading the Explorers to a 76-64 win over Saint Joseph's at Tom Gola Arena.
Temple was an 83-82 winner in its last match on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Temple got 24 points from Khalif Wyatt en route to an 83-82 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Mullins Center.
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Rhode Island are 3-7
After playing Saint Joseph's are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Massachusetts are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Explorers at Owls trends to consider:
La Salle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
La Salle is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Temple
La Salle is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Temple
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 5 games
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing La Salle
Temple is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against La Salle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games at home
La Salle at Rhode Island, Sunday, February 24
Temple at Charlotte, Sunday, February 24