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Temple favored by 4.5 against La Salle on Wednesday

La Salle ExplorersTemple Owls
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Liacouras Center

La Salle Explorers vs Temple Owls Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Temple Owls try to run the Explorers off the court at Liacouras Center in college hoops action.

Temple battles the Explorers, currently sitting with a 13-5 mark (9-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-4 for the Owls and 6-6 for the Explorers.

View La Salle vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting La Salle before tip-off in this one will find them as 4.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 65-rated La Salle taking on the No. 82-rated Owls in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-74 win for the Explorers on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 63 nationally ranked offense (74.3 points per game) against a Explorers defense that sits as the No. 86 at 63.4 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 45.6% from the field, less than the Explorers have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).

Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 52 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, La Salle was a 79-75 loser on the road against Dayton. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. La Salle got 19 points from Earl Pettis but lost anyway, 79-75, to Dayton on Saturday at Dayton Arena.

Temple was a 76-65 loser in its last match on the road against Richmond. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Owls endured a 76-65 loss at the hands of the Spiders on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Khalif Wyatt at Robins Center.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Rhode Island are 4-6
After playing Dayton are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Maryland are 5-1
After playing Richmond are 5-5
After a loss are 10-0

A few Explorers at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games when playing on the road against Temple
La Salle is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
La Salle is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Temple
La Salle is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Temple
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing La Salle
Temple is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against La Salle
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Temple's last 8 games at home
Temple is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
La Salle home to Rhode Island, Saturday, January 21
Temple home to Maryland, Saturday, January 21