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Villanova Wildcats Face the Temple Owls: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Temple Owls try to run the Villanova Wildcats off the court at Liacouras Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Temple Owls as 9.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Villanova Wildcats vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Temple Owls sit at 15-8 (13-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Villanova Wildcats are currently 22-3 (13-11 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Temple is 12-10 OU, and Villanova is 10-14 OU.

The Owls - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Temple is rated No. 63 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Villanova is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Temple's No. 143-rated squad against Villanova's No. 130-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Temple rates No. 78 in the country with 7.88 per game, while their foes tonight, the Villanova Wildcats rank No. 54 nationally with 8.28 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Villanova got 25 points from Daniel Ochefu en route to a 73-63 victory over St. John's on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

Jaylen Bond scored 18 points leading the Owls to a 77-65 victory over South Florida at Liacouras Center on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Villanova is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games
  • Villanova is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Temple is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Temple is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Temple is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova home to Butler, Saturday, February 20th
Temple at Houston, Sunday, February 21st

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