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Temple Owls Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Houston Cougars

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Houston Cougars try to run the Temple Owls off the court at Hofheinz Pavilion in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Temple Owls in this one, their betting line was listed as 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 19-7 record (12-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-9 Owls, who are 13-11 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Houston go 11-10 so far and the Temple Owls go 14-10.

The Houston Cougars sit at No. 127 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Temple Owls sit at No. 70 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 78.73 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 72 at 68 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 46.77% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.86% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls got 21 points from Trey Lowe, but it was Villanova that prevailed in a 83-67 final on Wednesday at Liacouras Center.

Damyean Dotson scored 19 points leading the Cougars to a 82-69 victory over Tulane at Devlin Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Temple is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games
  • Temple is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Houston is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Temple at Tulsa, Tuesday, February 23rd
Houston at Central Florida, Wednesday, February 24th