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NCAA Basketball Odds: Temple Owls vs Central Florida Knights

The Temple Owls hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at CFE Arena against the Central Florida Knights.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Central Florida sat as -1.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Temple Owls vs Central Florida Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Florida Knights currently sport a 10-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-4 ATS. The Temple Owls are 9-5 and 8-3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Central Florida Knights produce a 4-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Temple Owls have gone 7-5 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 185-ranked Central Florida Knights and the No. 89-rated Temple Owls in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Central Florida's No. 210 nationally ranked offense (70.46 points per game) against a Temple Owls defense that sits as the No. 132 at 70.57 PPG. The Central Florida Knights have been averaging 46.27% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (41.28% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls got 15 points from Daniel Dingle, but it was Cincinnati that prevailed in a 56-50 final on Wednesday at Liacouras Center.

Matt Williams scored 21 points leading the Knights to a 85-72 victory over Tulane at Devlin Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Temple is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Temple's last 15 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Central Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple
  • Central Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Temple

Next Betting Matchups

Temple at Southern Methodist, Wednesday, January 4th
Central Florida at East Carolina, Tuesday, January 3rd