Temple vs. Tulsa - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (14-7) at Temple Owls (12-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls -3 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane face off on Thursday in AAC college basketball action.
The Temple Owls are 12-8 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Temple is averaging 69 points per game and they are shooting 40.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Quenton Decosey leads the Owls averaging 16.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Jaylen Bond is averaging 9.8 points and 7.9 rebounds, Devin Coleman is averaging 9.6 points, and Obi Enechionyia is averaging 9.2 points. Temple is 6-2 at home and 6-3 in the AAC.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 14-7 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Tulsa is averaging 72.9 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points per game and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. James Woodard leads the Golden Hurricane averaging 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Shaquille Harrison is averaging 15.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Pat Birt is averaging 9.8 points, and Rashad Smith is averaging 7.0 points. Tulsa is 4-2 on the road and 6-3 in the AAC.
Temple is 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 5-2 against the spread against the AAC, and 7-3 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. Tulsa is 4-1-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 5-11-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 against the spread following a win.
I have to give Temple the edge here and with the line being light they are my play.