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NCAA hoops odds preview - Temple vs. Saint Joseph's

Temple OwlsSaint Joseph's Hawks
Feb 25, 7:00 PM | Hagan Arena

Temple Owls vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds

22-5TEAM RECORD18-11

The visiting Owls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Hagan Arena against the Saint Joseph's Hawks.

The Owls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 16-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 17-9 ATS. Temple is 16-11 on the totals; Saint Joseph's is 11-14.

View Temple vs Saint Josephs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Hawks in this one, they're listed as 2-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks sit at No. 56 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Owls sit at No. 66 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Owls will win this game 77-75.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 161 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.7 per game. That compares with Saint Joseph's’s No. 63 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Saint Joseph's is college basketball's No. 171-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Owls rate No. 60 with 7.5 per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 88-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.3 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 205 nationally in scoring at home.

Temple was an 80-79 winner in their most recent outing on the road against La Salle. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Temple got 25 points from Khalif Wyatt en route to an 80-79 victory over La Salle on Wednesday at Tom Gola Arena.

Last time out for Saint Joseph's, they were a 52-49 loser as they battled Richmond at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Hawks endured a 52-49 loss at the hands of the Spiders on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Langston Galloway at Hagan Arena.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Massachusetts are 7-3
After playing La Salle are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 4-6
After playing Richmond are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Owls at Hawks trends to consider:
Temple is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Temple is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Saint Joseph's
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games when playing on the road against Saint Joseph's
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Saint Joseph's last 12 games when playing Temple
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 5 games when playing at home against Temple
Saint Joseph's is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Temple home to Massachusetts, Wednesday, February 29
Saint Joseph's at St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, February 29