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Connecticut Huskies home to Temple Owls in NCAA Basketball betting action

Temple OwlsConnecticut Huskies
5-11January 21, 2014, 07:00 | Gampel Pavilion14-4

The Temple Owls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Huskies in Connecticut at Gampel Pavilion on Tuesday in college basketball action.

The Owls will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 6-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 6-9-1 ATS. Temple is 5-8 on the totals; Connecticut is 7-8-1.

View Temple Owls vs Connecticut Huskies Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Connecticut in this one found them as -13-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Huskies sit at No. 49 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Owls sit at No. 149 on the same chart.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 74-68 loser as they battled La Salle on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. Temple got 21 points from Quenton DeCosey but lost anyway, 74-68, to La Salle on Saturday at Palestra.

Connecticut was a 76-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Louisville. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Connecticut got 30 points from Shabazz Napier en route to a 76-64 loss at the hands of Connecticut on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Connecticut's No. 95-ranked offense, averaging 74.78 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 223 at 75.38 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 46.16% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.77% per game.

Next up:
Temple home to Cincinnati, Sunday, January 26th
Connecticut at Rutgers, Saturday, January 25th