Temple vs. Tulsa - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-5) at Temple Owls (12-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls -6.5 -- Over/Under: 125 See the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane face off on Saturday at the Liacouras Center in AAC college basketball action.
The Temple Owls are 12-4 this season and they have won heir last six games and eight of their last nine. Temple is averaging 65.9 points and they are shooting 37.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Will Cummings is averaging 14.2 points to lead Owls. Quenton DeCosey is averaging 14.1 points, Jaylen Bond is averaging 8.1 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Josh Brown is averaging 7.2 points. Temple is 7-0 at home this season.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 9-5 this season and they have won their last four games. Tulsa is averaging 66.4 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5. Shaquille Harrison leads the Golden Hurricane averaging 15.1 points per game. James Woodard is averaging 14.9 points, Marquel Curtis is averaging 8.5 points, and Rashad Smith is averaging 8.0 points and 6.6 rebounds. Tulsa is 2-2 on the road this season.
Temple is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Tulsa is 12-5 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 0-6 against the spread in their last six road games.
While i see a deliberate pace in this one the total is just a little too low so my free pick is the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.