Tulane vs. Temple Pick
Can Temple pick up a big win at home when it opens up American Athletic Conference play tonight against Tulane at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Temple is favored at home tonight, as the Owls are getting odds of -10.5 points against Tulane. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 148 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will air live on ESPN2.
Tulane has won its last two coming into conference play. The Green Wave are 9-3 on the season and 3-4 against the spread. Tulane has failed to cover in its last four lined games. Tulane is averaging 77.3 points per game on offense while giving up 70.9 per contest. On the road, Tulane is scoring just 66 per game while allowing 83.5 per contest. Melvin Frazier is leading Tulane with 16.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while Cameron Reynolds is adding 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest.
Temple is coming off an 84-66 loss at Georgia last week for its second loss in three games. The Owls are now just 7-4 on the season and 4-6-1 against the spread. The Owls are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six. Temple is averaging 72.1 points per game on offense this season while giving up 71 per game on defense. Quinton Rose is leading the team with 16.6 points and 6 rebounds per game while Shizz Alston Jr. is adding 14.7 points per contest.
Temple has won five straight meetings in this series, going 4-0-1 against the spread in those five wins. Temple hasn’t been playing great coming into this game, but Tulane has been worse on the road. I think the Owls will be able to bounce back from the loss to Georgia and score at will against this Green Wave defense. The public betting is siding with Tulane, but I like the home team tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TEMPLE -10.5