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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Temple Owls in college hoops odds

Temple OwlsRutgers Scarlet Knights
5-5January 01, 2014, 08:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center6-7

Rutgers will look to improve on its 6-7 record on Wednesday when they host Temple in NCAA basketball odds action at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Supporters of the Owls have watched them go 5-5 and 3-5 ATS on the year, while the Scarlet Knights are at 6-7 and 5-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 7-4, while the Owls have a 3-4 mark.

View Temple Owls vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Rutgers sat as 2-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Scarlet Knights - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rutgers is rated No. 130 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Temple is at No. 116.

Rutgers was a 75-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Army. Rutgers earned a 75-72 victory over Army on Sunday, getting 18 points from Myles Mack at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 69 in NCAA hoops at 38.4 per game. Contrast that with Rutgers’s No. 94 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rutgers is the No. 81-ranked team in the country at 7.15 per game, while Temple rates No. 106 at 6.6 per game.

A few Owls at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Temple is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Temple is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rutgers
Temple is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rutgers
Rutgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Rutgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Temple

Next up:
Temple at Central Florida, Saturday, January 4th
Rutgers at Louisville, Saturday, January 4th