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George Washington Colonials vs Temple Owls Preview

Temple OwlsGeorge Washington Colonials
Feb 26, 2:00 PM | Charles E. Smith Center

Temple Owls vs George Washington Colonials Odds

21-6TEAM RECORD15-12

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between George Washington and Temple on Saturday, with the host Colonials trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Colonials sit at 15-12 (13-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 21-6 (13-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? George Washington is 10-10-1 OU, and Temple is 13-11 OU.

View Temple vs George Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Colonials in this one, they're listed as 6.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonials sit at No. 201 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Owls sit at No. 35 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Owls will win this game 75-66.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and George Washington has the nation's No. 253-rated offensive output, at 66.1 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 29 allowing on average 61.7 PPG. The Colonials FG% has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 62-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. George Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 78-61 loser as they battled Duke on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. The Owls got 17 points from Lavoy Allen, but it was Duke that prevailed in a 78-61 final on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

George Washington was a 74-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Charlotte. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites. The Colonials got 16 points from Bryan Bynes as George Washington ran past Charlotte 74-57 on Wednesday at Charles E. Smith Center.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Massachusetts are 7-3
After playing Duke are 2-6
After a loss are 10-0

George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Rhode Island are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Owls at Colonials trends to consider:
Temple is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Temple is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against George Washington
Temple is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
George Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of George Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of George Washington's last 7 games when playing Temple
George Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Temple at Massachusetts, Wednesday, March 2
George Washington at Rhode Island, Wednesday, March 2