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College baskeball point spread favors Owls in battle with Quakers

Pennsylvania QuakersTemple Owls
Jan 23, 7:00 PM | Liacouras Center

Pennsylvania Quakers vs Temple Owls Odds


The visiting Pennsylvania Quakers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Liacouras Center against the Temple Owls.

Temple battles the Quakers, currently sitting with a 3-14 mark (5-6-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-7 for the Owls and 3-4 for the Quakers.

View Pennsylvania vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Owls as 19.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 77-ranked Owls and the No. 320-rated Quakers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-58 win for the Owls on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 155 nationally ranked offense (68.8 points per game) against a Quakers defense that sits as the No. 250 at 69.5 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 41% from the field, less than the Quakers have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).

Defensively, Pennsylvania features the nation's No. 173-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.

Pennsylvania was a 79-59 loser in its last match at home against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Quakers were hammered by Saint Joseph's on Saturday, losing by a 79-59 final at The Palestra in college basketball betting action.

Temple lost its last outing, an 81-78 result against St. Bonaventure on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. Khalif Wyatt was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 0 rebounds but St. Bonaventure still won, 81-78, over Temple on Saturday at Liacouras Center.

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Columbia are 5-5
After playing Saint Joseph's are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing St. Bonaventure are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Quakers at Owls trends to consider:
Pennsylvania is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Temple
Pennsylvania is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pennsylvania
Temple is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pennsylvania
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
Temple is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Pennsylvania home to Columbia, Friday, February 1
Temple at Butler, Saturday, January 26