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Cincinnati Bearcats Host the Temple Owls in NCAA College Basketball Action

Cincinnati looks to cover the Bearcats-Owls pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 10-3 mark when they host Temple in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Bearcats betting line opened as -12.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 10-3 and 5-6-1 ATS Cincinnati Bearcats will face the 5-5 Temple Owls, who own a 4-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-7 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Temple Owls are 6-3.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 56 (Cincinnati) and the No. 138 (Temple) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 78.15 PPG. The visiting Temple Owls defense ranks No. 152 allowing on average 70.7 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 45.93% so far, more than the Cincinnati Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.58% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Quenton DeCosey scored 20 points and helped out with 20 rebounds for Temple on Saturday, leading the Owls to a 78-63 victory over Delaware State at Liacouras Center.

Cincinnati suffered a 81-79 loss against Iowa State on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Troy Caupain in a losing effort at Fifth Third Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Temple is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 6 games on the road
  • Temple is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Temple
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Temple

Next Betting Matchups

Temple home to Houston, Saturday, January 2nd
Cincinnati at Tulsa, Saturday, January 2nd