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Temple vs. Tulane - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulane Green Wave (13-8) at Temple Owls (14-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Liacouras Center)

The Line: Temple Owls -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Tulane Green Wave and Temple Owls meet Saturday afternoon at the Liacouras Center.

The Tulane Green Wave have lost five of their last seven games and play their seventh true road game. On the season, Tulane is averaging 67.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 64.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Louis Dabney is averaging 13.8 points and 3.4 rebounds while Jay Hook is averaging 11.6 points and 4.6 rebounds. Jonathan Stark is dishing 4.4 assists and Dylan Osetkowski is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Tulane Green Wave have seven players averaging at least 5.2 points, and they’re shooting 67.1 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Tulane is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four straight games. Tulane is 4-2 SU on the road.

Temple vs. Tulane - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Temple Owls have split their last six games and look for their sixth AAC win. On the season, Temple is averaging 65.6 points on 38.4 percent shooting and is allowing 62.1 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Jesse Morgan is averaging 13.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while Quenton DeCosey is averaging 13.4 points and two assists. Will Cummings is dishing 3.9 assists and Jaylen Bond is grabbing eight rebounds. The Temple Owls are a defensive team that’s allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in five of their last six games. Offensively, Temple is shooting 69.3 percent from the line and 31.9 percent from beyond the arc.

The Green Wave are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Owls are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. 

Temple's defense will make the difference in this game, as Tulane doesn't have an explosive offense to begin with. Look for the home team to win rather easily. 

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Temple Owls -9

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