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Duke Blue Devils take on Owls in college basketball test

Duke Blue DevilsTemple Owls
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Duke Blue Devils vs Temple Owls Odds


Wells Fargo Center will host Owls vs. Blue Devils action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Wells Fargo Center).

Supporters of the Blue Devils have watched them go 12-1 and 6-7 ATS on the year, while the Owls are at 9-3 and 5-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 9-3, while the Blue Devils have a 9-3-1 mark.

View Duke vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Temple sat as 6.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Owls rated this week at No. 75 and the Blue Devils sitting at No. 123. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 88-79 result in favor of the Blue Devils.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 70 nationally ranked offense (74.8 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 211 at 68.4 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 44.6% from the field, less than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (50.3% on average).

Defensively, Duke features the nation's No. 337-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 55 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Duke was an 85-55 winner at home against Pennsylvania. They covered the 21.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Blue Devils and Quakers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pennsylvania was handed an 85-55 defeat on Sunday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Temple won its last outing, a 66-63 result against Delaware on December 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Temple earned a 66-63 victory over Delaware on Friday, getting 13 points from Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson at Bob Carpenter Center.

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Tech are 7-3
After playing Pennsylvania are 2-0
After a win are 9-1

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dayton are 7-3
After playing Delaware are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Blue Devils at Owls trends to consider:
Temple is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games when playing Duke
Temple is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games

Next up:
Duke at Georgia Tech, Saturday, January 7
Temple home to Dayton, Saturday, January 7