Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Owls versus the Green Wave? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 153 points, and Tulane is favored by -9.5 to win at home against Temple.

TEMPLE OWLS VS TULANE GREEN WAVE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Temple Owls +9.5

This game will be played at Devlin Fieldhouse at 4:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.

WHY BET THE TEMPLE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Green Wave.
  • Even though we have Tulane winning straight-up, we like Temple at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Owls?

Temple enters this matchup with a record of 8-13, including a five-game losing streak. In American Athletic Conference play, the Owls are just 1-6 compared to their 7-7 non-conference mark.

On the road this season, Temple is 3-5, and they have lost three straight away from home. For the year, their average scoring margin on the road is -6.6 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Temple has gone 3-6-1 vs. the spread. On the road, the Owls have an ATS mark of just 2-5-1 this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Temple has a 3-6-1 ATS record.

This season, the over/under record in Temple games is 8-10-1. On average, their games have finished with 143.2 points per game. Today's over/under line of 153 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (142). Their last three games have averaged 137 points.

The Temple offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. South Florida. Overall their field goal percentage was 37.7% while connecting on 11 threes. Hysier Miller is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.2 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Jordan Riley brings a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.

At this time, the Owls' defense is positioned 178th in the country, permitting 72.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Temple's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.6% this season.

Taking a Look at the Green Wave Chances at Home

After a three-game losing streak, Tulane will look to get back on track as 9.5-point favorites at home against Temple. So far this season, the Green Wave have gone 12-9, including a 3-6 record in American Athletic Conference play.

For the season, Tulane has gone 8-5 at home, compared to a 3-4 record on the road. Over their last 10 games at home, the Green Wave have gone 6-4.

As the favorite this season, Tulane has an ATS record of 6-7 and they are 5-5 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, their ATS mark is 6-7 this year and they are 5-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 games at home.

On the season, the over/under record for Tulane games is 13-7 and today's line of 153 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (157.7). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 159 points. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today's over/under line of 153.

In contrast to their season average of 84.8 points per game, the Tulane had a below average performance. They scored 76 points against SMU and had a field goal percentage of 45.9%. The top scorer for the Green Wave was Kevin Cross with 27 points, while Sion James also added 20 to the scoreboard.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Tulane is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 79.3 points per game (299th). Tulane's three-point defense is currently 228th in the country at 9.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. Tulane.