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Detroit Titans vs Owls College Hoops Game Preview

Detroit TitansTemple Owls
Dec 28, 3:00 PM | Liacouras Center

Detroit Titans vs Temple Owls Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Temple vs Detroit battle Friday at Liacouras Center as the Owls look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Temple will face the 7-5 Titans, who own a 3-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Owls are 4-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Titans are 3-3 favoring the OVER.

View Detroit vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Titans were listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 101-ranked Owls and the No. 205-rated Titans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-77 win for the Owls on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Temple's No. 107-ranked scoring average of 71.3 PPG, against a Titans defense rated No. 258 and allowing 70.1 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 41.1% to date this season, less than the Titans shooters have managed so far (43.2% per game).

Defensively, Detroit features the nation's No. 188-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 209 nationally in scoring at home.

Detroit was a 74-58 winner in its last match on the road against Alcorn State. Ray McCallum scored 19 points leading the Titans to a 74-58 victory over Alcorn State at Whitney Complex on Wednesday.

In their last action, Temple was an 83-79 winner on the road against Syracuse. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Temple got 33 points from Khalif Wyatt en route to an 83-79 victory over Syracuse on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Canisius are 0-3
After playing Alcorn State are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Bowling Green are 3-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Titans at Owls trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 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:
Detroit home to Canisius, Sunday, December 30
Temple home to Bowling Green, Monday, December 31