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Minutemen visit Temple Owls in college basketball clash

Massachusetts MinutemenTemple Owls
Feb 29, 7:00 PM | Liacouras Center

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Temple Owls Odds


The Owls hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Massachusetts Minutemen pay a visit to Liacouras Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Owls are 22-6 so far on the season, and 16-12 ATS vs. the number. The Minutemen, meanwhile, are 19-9 and 13-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Temple go 17-11 and the Minutemen go 13-11-1 on the totals.

View Massachusetts vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Owls as 12-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls sit at No. 66 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minutemen sit at No. 60 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Owls will win this game 79-78.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Temple's No. 30-ranked scoring average of 75.6 PPG, against a Minutemen defense rated No. 258 and allowing 70.1 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 47.4% to date this season, more than the Minutemen shooters have managed so far (43% per game).

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 240-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 37 nationally in scoring at home.

Massachusetts lost its last outing, a 76-43 result against Dayton on February 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Massachusetts was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Dayton and falling by a 76-43 score at Dayton Arena.

Temple was an 82-72 loser in its last match on the road against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Ramone Moore scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 82-72 to Saint Joseph's at Hagan Arena on Saturday).

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Rhode Island are 5-5
After playing Dayton are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Fordham are 6-4
After playing Saint Joseph's are 8-2
After a loss are 10-0

A few Minutemen at Owls trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Massachusetts is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Temple
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Temple
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Massachusetts
Temple is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple's last 7 games when playing Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Rhode Island, Saturday, March 3
Temple at Fordham, Saturday, March 3