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College baskeball point spread favors Owls in battle with Falcons

Bowling Green FalconsTemple Owls
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Liacouras Center

Bowling Green Falcons vs Temple Owls Odds


The Temple Owls will hit the floor running against the visiting Bowling Green Falcons Monday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season, the Owls are 9-2 overall and 4-5 ATS ATS, while the Falcons are 5-7 and 6-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Temple boasts a 4-3 on the OU, and Bowling Green is 1-6.

View Bowling Green vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Owls were listed as 14.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls sit at No. 101 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Falcons sit at No. 180 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Owls will win this game 72-65.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Temple's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 71.3 PPG, against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 99 at 62.5 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 41.1% so far, more than the Falcons marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Bowling Green owns the country's No. 222-rated mark, allowing 73.2 points per game on the highway. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 206 in scoring at home.

Bowling Green lost its last outing, a 56-53 result against North Dakota on December 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Bowling Green got 14 points from Jordon Crawford but lost anyway, 56-53, to North Dakota on Friday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-4
Before playing Central Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-5
Before playing Kansas are 2-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Falcons at Owls trends to consider:
Bowling Green is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Bowling Green is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Temple is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Temple is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Bowling Green at Central Michigan, Wednesday, January 9
Temple at Kansas, Sunday, January 6