La Salle Explorers vs. Temple Owls - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (9-7) at La Salle Explorers (5-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: La Salle Explorers +13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls look to squeeze out a conference win at the La Salle Explorers.
The Temple Owls weren’t given much ink in the offseason but they have been holding their own in conference play. The Owls are hanging tough at 4-2 in the conference after defeating Cincinnati for the second time by a 67-65, overtime decision. The Bearcats held a 37%-34% shooting edge but Cinci was a mere 1-18 from beyond the arc and the Owls sank seven long ball to squeeze out the win. Quentin DeCosey pumped in a game high 22 points with five yanks with Devin Coleman next in line with 15 points. Jaylen Bond chipped in with nine points and 12 rebounds with the Owls getting enough secondary scoring to win.
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The La Salle Explorers are at the point that they must begin stringing the wins together and get some help to become a factor in the Atlantic Ten. The Explorers are off to a 1-4 start in the conference after a 73-62 defeat at Rhode Island as a 15.5 point home favorite. The Rams shooters were in a zone with nearly 57% marksmanship with La Salle connecting at 40%. Jordan rice led all scorers with 20 points on 8-13 from the field with Johnny Shuler dropping 16 points on 5-7 on threes. Cleon Roberts checked in with ten points and Karl Harris contributed nine points.
The under is 8-2 in Temple last 10 Wednesday games and Temple are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 road games. La Salle are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 Wednesday games and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in La Salle. The Owls should not have a problem here but this is a Philly Big Five match up and should be heated…