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Temple Owls take on Broncos in college basketball test

Temple OwlsWestern Michigan Broncos
Nov 17, 10:30 AM | Coliseo do Puerto Rico

Temple Owls vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds


The Western Michigan Broncos will hit the floor running against the visiting Temple Owls Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The game is being played at Coliseo do Puerto Rico, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Owls have watched them go 1-0 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Broncos are at 0-1 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncos are 0-0, while the Owls have a 1-0 mark.

View Temple vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Broncos at No. 127 and the Owls at No. 41 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-68 result in favor of the Owls.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Western Michigan's No. 109-ranked scoring average of 76 PPG, against a Owls defense rated No. 181 and allowing 67 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 47.5% to date this season, more than the Owls shooters have managed so far (43.9% per game).

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 181-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.

Temple was a 73-67 winner in its last match on the road against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites. Temple got 19 points from Juan Fernandez en route to a 73-67 victory over Pennsylvania on Monday at The Palestra.

Western Michigan was an 82-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Dakota State. Matt Stainbrook chucked in a team-high 32 points for Western Michigan on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 82-76 at Frost Arena.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Bowling Green are 2-0
After playing Pennsylvania are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Purdue are 0-2
After playing South Dakota State are 0-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Owls at Broncos trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Temple at Bowling Green, Sunday, November 27
Western Michigan at Purdue, Wednesday, November 23