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College Basketball Matchup - Saint Joseph's Hawks Temple Owls Odds Preview

Temple OwlsSaint Joseph's Hawks
Feb 2, 6:00 PM | Hagan Arena

Temple Owls vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds


Temple pays a visit to Saint Joseph's on Saturday, hoping to send the Hawks to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Hagan Arena.

The Hawks are 12-7 so far on the season, and 8-8 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 14-6 and 7-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Saint Joseph's go 6-8 and the Owls go 8-8 on the totals.

View Temple vs Saint Josephs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Saint Joseph's in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 68-ranked Hawks and the No. 108-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-71 win for the Hawks on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Joseph's has the nation's No. 135-rated offensive output, at 69.2 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 149 allowing on average 65 PPG. The Hawks FG% has averaged 44% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 106-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.3 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 205 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Temple was a 71-64 winner at home against Richmond. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. The Owls grabbed a 71-64 win over the Spiders on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Scootie Randall at Liacouras Center.

Saint Joseph's was a 66-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fordham. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Hawks got 19 points from Carl Jones as Saint Joseph's ran past Fordham 66-62 on Wednesday at Rose Hill Gym.

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

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dayton are 7-3
After playing Fordham are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Owls at Hawks trends to consider:
Temple is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Saint Joseph's
Temple is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games when playing on the road against Saint Joseph's
Temple is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Saint Joseph's last 13 games when playing Temple
Saint Joseph's is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Saint Joseph's is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Temple

Next up:
Temple home to Charlotte, Wednesday, February 6
Saint Joseph's at Dayton, Wednesday, February 6