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Feb 4, 2:00 PM | Thomas Ryan Center

Temple Owls vs Rhode Island Rams Odds


Thomas Ryan Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Rhode Island Rams and the visiting Temple Owls in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Rams sport records of 5-18 and 9-12-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 16-5 and 12-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-10 for the Rams and 12-9 for the Owls.

View Temple vs Rhode Island Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Rams installed as 9.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 260-ranked Rams and the No. 71-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-65 win for the Owls on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rhode Island has the nation's No. 163-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 234 allowing on average 69.1 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 40.5% so far, less than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 78-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 251 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 78-60 winner as they battled Fordham at home. They covered in the match as a 17.5-point favorite. Temple got 25 points from Ramone Moore en route to a 78-60 victory over Fordham on Wednesday at Liacouras Center.

Last time out for Rhode Island, they were an 81-78 winner as they battled Massachusetts at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Rams got a 29-point performance from Orion Outerbridge, who added 11 rebounds, as Rhode Island ran past Massachusetts 81-78 on Wednesday at Thomas Ryan Center.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing George Washington are 7-3
After playing Fordham are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Xavier are 5-5
After playing Massachusetts are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Owls at Rams trends to consider:
Temple is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Temple is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Rhode Island
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rhode Island's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rhode Island's last 6 games when playing Temple
Rhode Island is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Temple
Rhode Island is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Temple home to George Washington, Wednesday, February 8
Rhode Island at Xavier, Wednesday, February 8