Temple vs. Cincinnati - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (13-5) at Temple Owls (8-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats and Temple Owls square off Saturday at the Liacouras Center.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 74.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 60.9 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Farad Cobb is averaging 12.2 points and 1.7 rebounds while Troy Caupain is averaging 10.6 points and 4.6 assists. Gary Clark is dishing 2.3 assists and Octavius Ellis is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. Cincinnati is allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Temple Owls look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Temple Owls are averaging 68.8 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Quenton DeCosey is averaging 15.4 points and 2.1 assists while Jaylen Bond is averaging 10 points and 8.2 rebounds. Obi Enechionyia is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Josh Brown is dishing 4.7 assists. The Temple Owls are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. Temple is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Bearcats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. American Athletic Conference. The Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bearcats are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
These are two great defensive teams, so the points should come in handy. Not to mention the Owls have been really tough to beat at home. Temple has a shot to win this outright.