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Butler Bulldogs host Temple Owls in college basketball action

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Jan 26, 6:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Temple Owls vs Butler Bulldogs Odds


Butler looks to cover the Bulldogs-Owls pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 10-7 mark when they host Temple in college basketball wagering action.

The Bulldogs sit at 10-7 (7-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 13-5 (7-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Butler is 6-6 OU, and Temple is 7-7 OU.

View Temple vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Butler opened as 7.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 48 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Owls sit at No. 77 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 75-72.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Butler's No. 95-ranked offense, averaging 71 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 127 at 64.1 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 111 nationally in scoring at home.

Temple was a 76-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as favorites. Khalif Wyatt scored 26 points for Temple on Wednesday, leading the Owls to a 76-69 win over Pennsylvania at Liacouras Center.

In their last action, Butler was a 54-53 loser on the road against La Salle. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Butler suffered a 54-53 loss against La Salle on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Andrew Smith in a losing effort at Tom Gola Arena.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Richmond are 7-3
After playing Pennsylvania are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Saint Louis are 1-1
After playing La Salle are 0-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Owls at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Temple is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games on the road
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Butler is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Temple home to Richmond, Wednesday, January 30
Butler at Saint Louis, Thursday, January 31