Planning on watching today's Owls and Bulls game? Catch the action at Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL, as the Bulls hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. This American Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 145.5 points, and the Bulls are favored to win at home vs. the Owls.


The Pick: South Florida Bulls -5.5

This game will be played at Yuengling Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Bulls.
  • Not only will South Florida pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Will the Owls Pull Through as the Away Underdog?

Heading into their 14th game of the season, Temple currently holds a 7-6 record. So far, the Owls have played all of their games on the road. Prior to today's game, Temple has a 5-7 ATS record. In terms of ATS performance, they are 2-3 on the road and 3-4 at home.

In 13 games, Temple comes in with an over/under mark of 6-5-1, with their games averaging 147.8 points per game. The Owls' last five games have finished with a combined 140 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3-1.

Compared to their season average of 73.9 points per game, Temple struggled in their previous game. Against Portland, the Owls scored 55 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 31.7%. Hysier Miller is leading the team in scoring at 17.6 points per contest. Matteo Picarelli has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.2 going into the game.

Currently, the Owls' defense holds the 185th rank in the nation, allowing 73.2 points per game. So far, the Temple defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (402nd).

Taking a Look at the Bulls Chances at Home

The Bulls have played a total of 12 games this season and currently have a 7-4 record. In away games, they are 0-2, while at home they are 7-2. As South Florida enters today's game, their ATS record stands at 6-5. Looking at their performance in the last five games, they have a solid 4-1 record vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, South Florida has an over/under record of 3-8-0, with their games averaging 146.4 points per game on average. The Bulls have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 148 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Bulls' offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.5 points per game. Chris Youngblood led the scoring for the Bulls, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Selton Miguel chipped in with 14 points.

At present, the Bulls' defense is nationally ranked 120th, allowing 69.8 points per game. In their most recent game, the South Florida defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Alabama State knocked down 14 three-pointers on their way to 70 points.