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Temple OwlsTexas Longhorns
Dec 17, 2:30 PM | Frank Erwin Center

Temple Owls vs Texas Longhorns Odds


Temple pays a visit to Texas on Saturday, hoping to send the Longhorns to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Frank Erwin Center.

This season, the Longhorns are 8-2 overall and 1-4 ATS ATS, while the Owls are 6-2 and 4-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas boasts a 2-3 on the OU, and Temple is 6-2.

View Temple vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Longhorns are listed as 5.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Longhorns, most recently No. 94 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Owls, who rate No. 60 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 90-79 victory for the Longhorns.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 20 nationally ranked offense (80.8 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 213 at 68.4 PPG. The Longhorns have been averaging 47.9% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (46.5% on average).

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.8 points per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 63 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 78-67 winner as they battled Villanova at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Ramone Moore went off for 32 points and added 6 rebounds for good measure, leading Temple to a 78-67 win over Villanova on Saturday at Liacouras Center.

Texas was a 93-40 winner in its last match at home against Nicholls State. Texas cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Nicholls State out of the gym and running up a 93-40 score at Frank Erwin Center.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Villanova are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing North Carolina are 4-0
After playing Nicholls State are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Owls at Longhorns trends to consider:
Temple is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games on the road
Temple is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Temple at Rice, Monday, December 19
Texas at North Carolina, Wednesday, December 21