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Cincinnati favored by -6 against Temple on Sunday

Cincinnati BearcatsTemple Owls
18-2January 26, 2014, 04:00 | Liacouras Center5-12

Cincinnati travels to Temple on Sunday, hoping to boost its 18-2 record with a victory over the Owls.

The Bearcats will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 8-5-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Owls are 6-9 ATS. Cincinnati is 1-13 on the totals; Temple is 6-8.

View Cincinnati Bearcats vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -6-point favorites 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 Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 149 and the Bearcats at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Cincinnati was a 69-51 winner in its last match at home against Central Florida. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points leading the Bearcats to a 69-51 victory over Central Florida at Fifth Third Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 84 nationally ranked offense (75.12 points per game) against a Bearcats defense that sits as the No. 2 at 55.9 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 44.4% from the field, more than the Bearcats have managed so far this season (42.52% on average).

A few Bearcats at Owls trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Temple is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Temple is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Louisville, Thursday, January 30th
Temple at Rutgers, Wednesday, January 29th