Pennsylvania Quakers vs. Temple Owls - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (3-4) at Pennsylvania Quakers (4-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers +9.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The University of Pennsylvania Quakers will host the Temple Owls this Wednesday.
The Penn Quakers have a 4-4 record and sit in 4th place in the Ivy League. Penn has been struggling as of late losing 4 out of their last 5 games. Their most recent game was a 63-44 loss to George Mason. Through 8 games this season the leading scorer for the Quakers has been Darien Nelson-Henry who is averaging 15.0 points per game and 8.5 rebounds with 1.9 assists. Sam Jones is second on the team with 13.1 points per game and 4.1 rebounds. The Quakers will have another tough test against Temple.
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The Temple Owls currently have a 3-4 record and sit 10th in the American Athletic Conference. Their most recent game was a tough 76-60 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers. Through 7 games the leading scorer of the Owls has been Quenton DeCosey who is averaging 13.7 points per game and 5.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Jaylen Bond is second on the team with 11.3 points per game and 7.4 rebounds. The Temple Owls have struggled to begin the season but will try to get back on track with a win against Penn.
Temple is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 non-conference games. The Owls are 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games vs. Ivy League opponents. Penn is 7-2 against the spread in their last 9 Wednesday games. The Quakers are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
The Penn Quakers have been a average team this year and lose when they play quality teams. Temple has gotten off to a rough start but has played some good teams. I think Temple will be able to get the win here on the road. Take Temple to cover on the road.