UConn vs. Temple - 1/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (6-6) at Connecticut Huskies (10-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (XL Center)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UConn Huskies and the Temple Owls face off on Tuesday in AAC college basketball action.
The UConn Huskies are 10-3 this season and they have won their last five games. Temple is averaging 69.5 points and they are shooting 39.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.4 percent. Rodney Purvis leads the Huskies averaging 15.6 points per game. Daniel Hamilton is averaging 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds, and 5.4 assists, Shonn Miller is averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Sterling Gibbs is averaging 11.8 points. UConn appears to be able to beat just around anyone on the right night.
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The Temple Owls are 5-5 this season ad they are coming off of a beat down loss at the hands of Houston. Temple is averaging 69.5 points and they are shooting 39.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Quenton DeCosey leads the Owls averaging 14.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Obi Enechionyia is averaging 10 points, Jaylen Bons id averaging 9.7 points and 9.3 rebounds, and Devin Coleman is averaging 8.6 points. Temple is 2-1 on the road this season.
Houston is 4-10-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Temple is 11-5 against the spread against the AAC, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 10-2 against the spread following a double-digit loss.
Last time they were on the road Temple beat a pretty good Cincinnati team so I think we are getting good value on them here following the upset loss.