Check out our free Memphis vs Temple pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Philadelphia. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Memphis vs Temple Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 15th Betting Odds

Tigers vs Owls Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Memphis Tigers at Temple Owls
  • Where: Philadelphia at Liacouras Center
  • Date: Sunday, January 15th
  • Betting Odds: Memphis -5, MPHS -220 | TEMPL +177 O/U 149.5

Tigers Preview:

Memphis will take the floor against the Owls with an overall record of 12-5. So far, the Tigers have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 1-4. This season, Memphis has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 11-2. For today’s contest, Memphis has a betting line set -5 points in their favor.

Memphis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kendric Davis who is averaging 21.29 points per game for the Tigers. Davis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of DeAndre Williams who has hit 53.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.41 points per game.

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So far this season, Memphis has put together a strong scoring offense at 75.4 points per game (74th). This strong figure has come despite the Tigers playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Memphis’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 47.1%

Owls Preview:

Temple heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-8. Currently, the Owls have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 6-6. So far, the Owls have been the underdog 7 times, going 5-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.

Temple will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Khalif Battle who is averaging 18.06 points per game for the Owls. Battle is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Owls’ offensive game plan is the play of Damian Dunn who has hit 45.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.35 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Temple this season, as they are currently ranked 341st in college basketball at 66.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Owls’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 413th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Temple Owls +5

Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the Temple Owls to cover the spread as the +5 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Temple and Memphis to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 459th and 410th, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Owls, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread at home. In Temple’s last 10 games at home, they are 5-4-1 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Owls to cover at home.

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