Towson Tigers visit Temple Owls in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Towson Tigers vs Temple Owls Odds
The Temple Owls will be trying to slam the Towson Tigers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Liacouras Center in college betting action.
Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 4-5 and 2-2 ATS on the year, while the Owls are at 6-1 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 2-2, while the Tigers have a 0-1 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Owls as 18.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 166 and the Tigers at No. 33 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-67 result in favor of the Owls.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Temple's No. 105-ranked scoring average of 72 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 96 and allowing 61.9 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 43.1% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (42.9% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Towson owns the country's No. 95-rated mark, allowing 64.9 points per game on the highway. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 124 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Towson, they were a 46-40 loser as they battled Georgetown on the road. They covered in the match as a 18.5-point underdog. The Tigers got 11 points from Jerrelle Benimon, but it was Georgetown that prevailed in a 46-40 final on Saturday at Verizon Center.
Temple lost its last outing, a 90-67 result against Duke on December 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Temple was run off the court by the Blue Devils on Saturday as Duke routed them 90-67 at Izod Center.
Towson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Georgetown are 1-2
After a loss are 3-7
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Duke are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1
A few Tigers at Owls trends to consider:
Towson is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Temple is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Temple is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Towson home to North Dakota State, Saturday, December 15
Temple home to Alcorn State, Monday, December 17