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Temple Owls take on Billikens in college basketball test

Temple OwlsSaint Louis Billikens
Jan 11, 9:00 PM | Chaifetz Arena

Temple Owls vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Temple when they take on the Billikens on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Billikens sport records of 13-3 and 9-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 10-4 and 6-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-5-1 for the Billikens and 10-4 for the Owls.

View Temple vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Billikens at No. 101 and the Owls at No. 73 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-72 result in favor of the Billikens.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Saint Louis's No. 135 nationally ranked offense (70.3 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 271 at 71.6 PPG. The Billikens have been averaging 47.8% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Temple owns the country's No. 66-rated mark, allowing 65.3 points per game on the highway. Saint Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 192 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Temple, they were an 87-77 loser as they battled Dayton at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Temple got 28 points from Khalif Wyatt on the way to an 87-77 loss against Dayton on Saturday at Liacouras Center.

Last time out for Saint Louis, they were a 78-56 winner as they battled George Washington at home. They covered in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. Saint Louis cruised to victory on Saturday, running George Washington out of the gym and running up a 78-56 score at Chaifetz Arena.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Richmond are 6-4
After playing Dayton are 6-4
After a loss are 10-0

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing George Washington are 2-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Owls at Billikens trends to consider:
Temple is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple's last 9 games on the road
Temple is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 6 games when playing Temple
Saint Louis is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Saint Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple

Next up:
Temple at Richmond, Saturday, January 14
Saint Louis at Charlotte, Saturday, January 14