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College Basketball Betting - Temple Owls Houston Cougars Odds

Houston Cougars


Temple Owls
Thursday, February 26, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Liacouras Center

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

Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Temple sat as -15-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Temple Owls are 19-9 so far on the season, and 12-13-1 ATS vs the number. The Houston Cougars, meanwhile, are 9-17 and 9-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Temple go 7-15 and the Houston Cougars go 8-14 on betting totals.

The Owls - Cougars odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Temple is rated No. 31 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 219.

How Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 196 nationally ranked offense (64 points per game) against a Houston Cougars defense that sits as the No. 148 at 66.92 PPG. The Temple Owls have been averaging 38.03% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (38.63% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Danrad Knowles scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 63-53 to Cincinnati at Hofheinz Pavilion on Saturday).

Temple suffered a 55-39 loss against Tulsa on Sunday, getting 15 points from Will Cummings in a losing effort at Reynolds Center.

Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games
Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Temple is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Temple is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Temple is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to South Florida, Sunday, March 1st
Temple at East Carolina, Thursday, March 5th