Betting on today's Owls and Blazers game? Catch the action at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX, as the Blazers hosts this showdown at 3:15 ET on ESPN. The over/under for this game is set at 137.5 points, and UAB is favored by -6.5 vs. Temple in a American Athletic conference matchup.


The Pick: Temple Owls +6.5

This game will be played at Dickies Arena at 3:15 ET on Sunday, March 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Blazers.
  • Even though we have UAB winning straight-up, we like Temple at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Owls Stand a Chance on the Road?

Temple is coming off a 74-73 win over Florida Atlantic, and they have won six straight games. So far, the Owls have gone 12-19 overall and 9-13 in American Athletic Conference play.

On the road, Temple has gone 9-8 this season, and they have an average scoring margin of -2.1 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Owls have gone 6-4.

As the underdog this season, Temple has gone 13-8-1 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Owls have an impressive ATS mark of 9-1. On the road, Temple has an ATS record of 10-6-1 this year and they are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 road games. Overall, the Owls have gone 17-16-1 vs. the spread this season.

Today's over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Temple's games this season (142.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points compared to their season average of 142.8 points per game. So far this year, their over/under record is 16-17-1.

The Temple offense is coming off a game in which they scored 74 points vs. Florida Atlantic. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.1% while connecting on 12 threes. The top scorer for the Owls was Hysier Miller with 21 points, while Jordan Riley also added 16 to the scoreboard.

On the defensive side, Temple is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Florida Atlantic, the Owls finished with a field goal percentage of 54% and a total of 73 points vs. Temple.

Will UAB Make it Happen at Home?

UAB enters tonight's game against Temple as the favorites. They have been favored in 20 of their 31 games this season, going 14-6 in those matchups. The Blazers have been even better at home, where they are 14-5 this season compared to 8-6 on the road.

UAB comes into tonight's game on a five-game winning streak, and they have been especially tough at home recently. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 8-2, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five.

As the favorite, UAB has gone 9-10-1 vs. the spread this season and they are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Blazers have an ATS record of 11-7-1 this year and they are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.

This season, the over/under record for UAB games is 18-15 and today's line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.7). So far, 26 of their games have had more points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points.

UAB's offense had a good outing, putting up 93 points against South Florida. They achieved a 53.3% field goal percentage and went 22/30 from the free-throw line. On the offensive front, the Blazers have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 185th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 302nd in terms of percentage and 314th in three-pointers made.

The Blazers' defense is presently ranked 261st nationally, allowing an average of 75.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.6 threes per game vs. Temple. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.9%.