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Temple Owls take on Blue Hens in college basketball test

Temple OwlsDelaware Blue Hens
Dec 30, 7:00 PM | Bob Carpenter Center

Temple Owls vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds


The Delaware Blue Hens will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Owls at Bob Carpenter Center in NCAAB action.

The Blue Hens bring a 5-5 record (4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-3 Owls, who are 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Delaware go 2-3 so far and the Owls go 9-2.

View Temple vs Delaware Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Owls are listed as 6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Hens, most recently No. 184 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Owls, who rate No. 68 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-71 victory for the Owls.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Delaware's No. 175-ranked offense, averaging 68.5 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 257 at 70.8 PPG. The Blue Hens field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 78-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Delaware, meanwhile, comes in at No. 159 nationally in scoring at home.

Temple was an 87-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites. Ramone Moore scored 24 points leading the Owls to an 87-85 victory over Buffalo at Liacouras Center on Wednesday.

Delaware was an 88-83 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Howard. The Blue Hens got 17 points from Jarvis Threatt, but it was Howard that prevailed in an 88-83 final on Thursday at Burr Gymnasium.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Duke are 7-3
After playing Buffalo are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing UNC Wilmington are 2-8
After playing Howard are 3-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Owls at Blue Hens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple's last 8 games on the road
Temple is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Delaware is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Temple home to Duke, Wednesday, January 4
Delaware at UNC Wilmington, Monday, January 2