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Temple Owls host Alcorn State Braves in college basketball action

Alcorn State BravesTemple Owls
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Liacouras Center

Alcorn State Braves vs Temple Owls Odds

2-7TEAM RECORD7-1

The Alcorn State Braves will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Owls in Temple at Liacouras Center on Monday in college basketball action.

Temple will face the 2-7 Braves, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Owls are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Braves are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Alcorn State vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 166 (Owls) and the No. 187 (Braves) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-58 result in favor of the Owls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Temple has the nation's No. 98-rated offensive output, at 72 PPG. The visiting Braves defense ranks No. 224 allowing on average 68.3 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 42.3% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.3% per game.

Defensively, Alcorn State features the nation's No. 227-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Temple, meanwhile, comes in at No. 141 nationally in scoring at home.

Alcorn State was a 97-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas. Alcorn State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Arkansas and falling by a 97-59 score at Bud Walton Arena.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 72-61 winner as they battled Towson at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16-point favorite. The Owls grabbed a 72-61 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson at Liacouras Center.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
After playing Towson are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Braves at Owls trends to consider:
Temple is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Temple is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Alcorn State home to Detroit, Wednesday, December 19
Temple home to Canisius, Wednesday, December 19

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