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Saint Joseph's Hawks take on Owls in NCAA basketball test

Saint Joseph's HawksTemple Owls
4-2December 04, 2013, 08:00 | Liacouras Center3-3

The Saint Joseph's Hawks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Owls in Temple at Liacouras Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Hawks have watched them go 4-2 and 3-2 ATS on the year, while the Owls are at 3-3 and 2-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 2-3, while the Hawks have a 2-3 mark.

View Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

Temple opened as -2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 102-rated Saint Joseph's taking on the No. 103-rated Owls in this contest.

Last time out for Saint Joseph's, they were a 72-67 winner as they battled Washington State on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Washington State got 25 points from DaVonte Lacy on the way to a 72-67 loss against Saint Joseph's on Sunday at HP Field House.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Temple's No. 129-ranked scoring average of 75.33 PPG, against a Hawks defense rated No. 134 and allowing 70.67 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 43.7% to date this season, less than the Hawks shooters have managed so far (47.87% per game).

A few Hawks at Owls trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Saint Joseph's is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Temple
Saint Joseph's is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing Temple
Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Temple is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Temple is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Saint Joseph's home to Villanova, Saturday, December 7th
Temple at Texas, Saturday, December 7th