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NCAAB betting line favors Owls over Musketeers

Xavier MusketeersTemple Owls
Feb 11, 9:00 PM | Liacouras Center

Xavier Musketeers vs Temple Owls Odds

16-8TEAM RECORD18-5

The Temple Owls will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Musketeers at Liacouras Center in NCAAB action.

The Owls bring a 18-5 record (13-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-8 Musketeers, who are 9-11-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Temple go 13-10 so far and the Musketeers go 12-10.

View Xavier vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Temple in this one will find them as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Owls, most recently No. 79 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Musketeers, who rate No. 34 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-75 victory for the Owls.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 40 nationally ranked offense (75 points per game) against a Musketeers defense that sits as the No. 151 at 66.2 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 47.3% from the field, more than the Musketeers have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Xavier owns the country's No. 204-rated mark, allowing 71.2 points per game on the highway. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 44 in scoring at home.

Xavier won its last outing, an 84-66 result against Rhode Island on February 8. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. Tu Holloway scored 20 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Xavier on Wednesday, leading the Musketeers to an 84-66 victory over Rhode Island at Cintas Center.

Temple was a 79-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against George Washington. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. The Colonials were burned for 25 points by Ramone Moore on Wednesday as the Owls put another game in the win column, 79-72, at Liacouras Center.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dayton are 9-1
After playing Rhode Island are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 6-4
After playing George Washington are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Musketeers at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Xavier's last 9 games on the road
Xavier is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Xavier is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Xavier is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Temple
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Temple's last 7 games
Temple is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Xavier

Next up:
Xavier home to Dayton, Saturday, February 18
Temple at St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, February 15

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