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South Florida vs Temple Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 25th Betting Odds

Bulls vs Owls Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: South Florida Bulls at Temple Owls
  • Where: Philadelphia at Liacouras Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 25th
  • Betting Odds: South Florida +6, SFL +210 | TEMPL -265 O/U 139.0

Bulls Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Temple, the South Florida Bulls will be taking the floor for the 21st time this season and have an overall record of 9-11. So far, the Bulls have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 3-3. For the season, South Florida has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 3-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulls being +6 point underdogs.

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South Florida will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Harris who is averaging 17.1 points per game for the Bulls. Harris 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 Bulls’ offensive game plan is the play of Russel Tchewa who has hit 61.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.35 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Florida this season, as they are currently ranked 491st in college basketball at 57.5 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 Bulls’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 25.2%, placing them 560th in the NCAA.

Owls Preview:

Temple heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-9. Currently, the Owls have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 7-7. The Owls’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Temple has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 6-6.

Temple will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Khalif Battle who is averaging 17.05 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 43.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.25 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 -6

For this matchup, our college basketball betting model points to their being value in taking the Temple on the spread as -6 point favorites over the South Florida Bulls. Not only do we see the team continuing to perform well vs the spread at home, as the school is 6-3-1 vs the spread (last 10), they are due to shut down a South Florida unit that struggles with their outside shooting. Look for a good defensive effort to be the key reason that the Owls take care of business and cover as -6 point favorites.

 


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