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George Washington Colonials host Temple Owls in college basketball action

Temple OwlsGeorge Washington Colonials
Jan 16, 7:00 PM | Charles E. Smith Center

Temple Owls vs George Washington Colonials Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Temple Owls travelling to George Washington Wednesday to take on the Colonials.

George Washington will face the 11-4 Owls, who own a 7-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Colonials are 5-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Owls are 5-6 favoring the OVER.

View Temple vs George Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
George Washington opened as 4-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonials sit at No. 115 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Owls sit at No. 50 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Owls will win this game 70-68.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features George Washington's No. 243-ranked scoring average of 64.9 PPG, against a Owls defense rated No. 110 and allowing 63.4 PPG. The Colonials FG% has averaged 43.6% to date this season, more than the Owls shooters have managed so far (40.6% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Temple owns the country's No. 93-rated mark, allowing 65.9 points per game on the highway. George Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 191 in scoring at home.

Temple was a 64-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Saint Louis. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Temple got 24 points from Khalif Wyatt en route to a 64-54 victory over Saint Louis on Saturday at Liacouras Center.

George Washington was a 71-56 loser in its last match on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Lasan Kromah scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonials to a win (they lost 71-56 to Xavier at Cintas Center on Saturday).

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 6-4
After playing Saint Louis are 5-2
After a win are 7-3

George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Massachusetts are 7-3
After playing Xavier are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Owls at Colonials trends to consider:
Temple is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Temple is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against George Washington
George Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of George Washington's last 6 games when playing Temple
George Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Temple
George Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Temple

Next up:
Temple home to St. Bonaventure, Saturday, January 19
George Washington at Massachusetts, Saturday, January 19