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Temple Owls visit Louisville Cardinals in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

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7-19February 27, 2014, 09:00 | KFC Yum! Center23-4

Louisville will look to improve on its 23-4 record on Thursday when they host Temple in NCAA basketball odds action at KFC Yum! Center.

Louisville will face the 7-19 Owls, who own a 10-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 12-12 on the OU so far this season while the Owls are 11-12.

View Temple Owls vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Louisville in this one found them as -22.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Cardinals and the No. 212-rated Owls in this matchup.

Temple lost its last outing, an 82-79 result against Memphis on February 22. They covered in that game as a 14-point underdog. Temple got 24 points from Will Cummings but lost anyway, 82-79, to Memphis on Saturday at FedExForum.

In their last action, Louisville was a 58-57 winner on the road against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Louisville got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Montrezl Harrell en route to a 58-57 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 117 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.65 per game. That compares with Louisville’s No. 34 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisville is college basketball's No. 27-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Owls rate No. 99 with 6.62 per game.

A few Owls at Cardinals trends to consider:
Temple is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Temple is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Temple home to Houston, Saturday, March 1st
Louisville at Memphis, Saturday, March 1st