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NCAAB Game Preview - Minutemen underdogs vs Owls at Temple

Massachusetts MinutemenTemple Owls
March 9, 12:00 PM | Boardwalk Hall

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Temple Owls Odds

21-10TEAM RECORD24-6

Temple will look to improve on its 24-6 record on Friday when they host Massachusetts in NCAAB odds action at Boardwalk Hall.

This is a conference playoff game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Boardwalk Hall.

The Owls sit at 24-6 (17-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Minutemen are currently 21-10 (15-12-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Temple is 18-11-1 OU, and Massachusetts is 16-11-1 OU.

View Massachusetts vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Minutemen listed as 7.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 70 (Owls) and the No. 56 (Minutemen) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-79 result in favor of the Owls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Temple's No. 148-rated squad against Massachusetts's No. 11-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Temple rates No. 76 in the country with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 32 nationally with 8 per match.

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 92-83 winner as they battled Duquesne at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. Chaz Williams scored 21 points leading the Minutemen to a 92-83 victory over Duquesne at Mullins Center on Tuesday.

Last time out for Temple, they were an 80-60 winner as they battled Fordham on the road. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. The battle between the Owls and Rams didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Fordham was handed an 80-60 defeat on Saturday at Rose Hill Gym.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Duquesne are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Fordham are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Minutemen at Owls trends to consider:
Temple is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Temple's last 8 games when playing Massachusetts
Temple is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Massachusetts
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple's last 8 games