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Temple vs. UConn - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Connecticut Huskies (17-6) at Temple Owls (14-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Liacouras Center)

The Line: Temple Owls +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The UConn Huskies and Temple Owls square off Thursday night at the Liacouras Center.

The UConn Huskies look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The UConn Huskies are averaging 74.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.4 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Shonn Miller is averaging 13.5 points and 5.8 rebounds while Rodney Purvis is averaging 13.4 points and 2.1 assists. Sterling Gibbs is dishing 2.7 assists and Daniel Hamilton is grabbing nine rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Huskies are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies have won six of their last eight road games.

Temple vs. UConn - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Temple Owls also look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Temple Owls are averaging 69.4 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Quenton DeCosey is averaging 16.5 points and 2.3 assists while Obi Enechionyia is averaging 9.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jaylen Bond is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and Josh Brown is dishing 4.5 assists. The Temple Owls are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Owls are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have won five straight home games.

The Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. 

UConn has too much offensive firepower for Temple and is starting to click at the right time heading down the home stretch. Temple's defense keeps this game close for a half, but the Huskies pull away and get the cover with Miller and Hamilton carrying the way offensively. 

Connecticut Huskies -4.5

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