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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Owls underdogs vs Cardinals at Temple

Louisville CardinalsTemple Owls
19-4February 14, 2014, 07:00 | Liacouras Center6-16

Temple looks to cover the Owls-Cardinals pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 6-16 mark when they host Louisville in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Owls are 6-16 overall and 8-12 ATS, while the Cardinals are 19-4 and 11-10 ATS. As for the totals, Temple boasts a 10-9 on the OU, and Louisville is 11-9.

View Louisville Cardinals vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Temple in this one found them as 14-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 279 and the Cardinals at No. 3 heading into this contest.

Louisville won its last outing, a 77-62 result against Houston on February 5. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. Louisville got 17 points from Russ Smith en route to a 77-62 victory over Houston on Wednesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Temple was an 88-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Houston. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Temple suffered an 88-74 loss against Houston on Sunday, getting 17 points from Dalton Pepper in a losing effort at Hofheinz Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Temple's No. 77-ranked offense, averaging 74.59 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 19 at 62.43 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 43.43% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.55% per game.

Next up:
Louisville home to Rutgers, Sunday, February 16th
Temple at Southern Methodist, Sunday, February 16th