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Temple Owls Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Houston Cougars

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Houston Cougars as -7-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Temple Owls will look to cover the spread vs the Houston Cougars on Saturday, as the Owls are 11-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 7-10 ATS. Temple is 13-6 against the total, while Houston is 6-11 versus the total betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 149-rated Temple Owls taking on the No. 109-rated Houston Cougars in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Houston's No. 174-rated squad against Temple's No. 204-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 89 in the country with 8.14 per game, while their foes tonight, the Temple Owls rank No. 49 nationally with 8.81 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Temple earned a 77-66 victory over Memphis on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Levan Shawn Alston Jr. at Liacouras Center.

Houston got 20 points from Damyean Dotson en route to a 65-51 victory over Tulane on Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple's last 7 games
  • Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games

Next Betting Matchups

Temple at Tulane, Tuesday, January 31st
Houston at Central Florida, Wednesday, February 1st