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Villanova Wildcats vs Temple Owls Betting Matchup Report

Temple OwlsVillanova Wildcats
Dec 5, 9:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Temple Owls vs Villanova Wildcats Odds


The visiting Temple Owls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Villanova Pavilion against the Villanova Wildcats.

The Wildcats currently sports a 4-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2 ATS. The Owls are 5-0 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 3-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Owls have gone 1-1 against the number.

View Temple vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Villanova in this one found them as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 136 (Wildcats) and the No. 250 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-69 result in favor of the Owls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Villanova has the nation's No. 134-rated offensive output, at 70.7 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 84 allowing on average 61 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 52.5 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 194 nationally in scoring at home.

Temple was a 70-62 winner in its last match at home against Wagner. Temple got 26 points from Khalif Wyatt en route to a 70-62 victory over Wagner on Saturday at Liacouras Center.

Last time out for Villanova, they were a 62-52 winner as they battled Vanderbilt on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Mouphtaou Yarou scored 16 points leading the Wildcats to a 62-52 victory over Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Duke are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Pennsylvania are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Owls at Wildcats trends to consider:
Temple is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Temple is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Temple is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Villanova's last 7 games when playing Temple
Villanova is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Temple
Villanova is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Temple
Villanova is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Temple at Duke, Saturday, December 8
Villanova at Pennsylvania, Saturday, December 8