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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Houston Cougars in Battle with Temple Owls

The Houston Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Temple Owls pay a visit to Health and PE Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Temple Owls in this one, their betting line was listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars bring a 11-2 record (6-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-5 Owls, who are 4-8 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Houston go 4-5 so far and the Temple Owls go 8-4.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 48 (Houston) and the No. 131 (Temple) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's No. 62-ranked scoring average of 81 PPG, against a Temple Owls defense rated No. 156 and allowing 72.17 PPG. The Houston Cougars FG% has averaged 48.22% to date this season, more than the Temple Owls shooters have managed so far (44.83% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls got 17 points from Levan Shawn Alston Jr., but it was Tulane that prevailed in a 85-75 final on Thursday at Liacouras Center.

The Cougars got 15 points from Corey Davis Jr. as Houston ran past South Florida 79-60 on Thursday at Sun Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
  • Temple is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Temple is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Houston is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Temple
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Temple

Next Betting Matchups

Temple home to Cincinnati, Thursday, January 4th
Houston at Wichita State, Thursday, January 4th