Wisconsin Badgers vs. Temple Owls - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (3-3) at Wisconsin Badgers (5-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls will travel to play the Wisconsin Badgers in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-3 and are coming off of a win against Syracuse by a score of 66-58 in overtime. Wisconsin fought back to tie the game late on a three pointer and soared past the Orange in overtime. Ethan Happ led Wisconsin with 18 points and 15 rebounds in this game. Nigel Hayes added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Wisconsin. Wisconsin out rebounded their opponent by a total of 51-25 and had 15 assists in their victory. Wisconsin is averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 66.5 points per game. Wisconsin is also averaging 40.1 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Bronson Koenig is averaging 15.6 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. Nigel Hayes is averaging 14.9 points per game and 4.4 assists per game. Wisconsin is shooting 75% on free throws, 30.1% on three-pointers, and 41.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Temple Owls are 3-3 and are coming off of a win against Fairleigh Dickinson by a score of 79-70. Temple started the second half on a 13-3 run that propelled them to victory. Quenton DeCosey led Temple with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Jaylen Bond added 18 points and 4 rebounds for Temple. Temple out rebounded their opponent by a total of 39-24 and had 18 assists in their victory. Temple is averaging 71.2 points per game while giving up 71.5 points per game. Temple is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Quenton DeCosey is averaging 15.5 points per game and 6 rebounds per game. Jaylen Bond is averaging 11.2 points per game and 7 rebounds per game. Temple is shooting 75.2% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 39.9% on all field goal attempts.
Temple is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. Temple is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 3-1-1 in Temple’s last 5 games overall. Wisconsin is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. Wisconsin is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 7-0 in Wisconsin’s last 7 home games.
Wisconsin is coming off of a big victory, which will give the Badgers momentum in this game. Temple hasn’t impressed me this season and will have a tough road game here. I think Wisconsin will build off their win at Syracuse and have a good win here.