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Central Florida Knights battle vs Temple Owls highlights college basketball odds menu

Temple OwlsCentral Florida Knights
5-6January 04, 2014, 04:00 | CFE Arena8-4

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Central Florida vs Temple battle Saturday at CFE Arena as the Knights look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Knights sit at 8-4 (2-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 5-6 (3-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Florida is 3-3 OU, and Temple is 3-5 OU.

View Temple Owls vs Central Florida Knights Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Knights sit at No. 133 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Owls sit at No. 116 on the same chart.

In their last action, Temple was a 71-66 loser on the road against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Quenton DeCosey scored 25 points for Temple on Wednesday, but the Scarlet Knights managed a 71-66 victory over the Owls at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Central Florida's No. 19-rated squad against Temple's No. 54-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Central Florida rates No. 29 in the country with 8.17 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 100 nationally with 6.73 per match.

A few Owls at Knights trends to consider:
Temple is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Central Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Temple home to South Florida, Thursday, January 9th
Central Florida at Connecticut, Saturday, January 11th