Temple vs. Wisconsin - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (4-5) at Temple Owls (4-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and the Temple Owls square off on the hardwood in a college basketball matchup on Wednesday night.
The Wisconsin Badgers will try to climb back to .500 after a narrow 64-63 win over Penn State in their last outing. Khalil Iverson led the way, putting up 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting with a pair of steals and a pair of blocks, while Nate Reuvers added 11 points as the only two Badgers to finish in double figures scoring. Ethan Happ finished a point shy of a double-double, with 9 points to go along with 10 rebounds and a team-high 3 assists before fouling out while D’Mitrik Trice chipped in 9 points and 3 dimes of his own in the win. Happ leads Wisconsin with an average of 15.4 points, 3 assists, and 8.9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Wisconsin is scoring 67.7 points per game on 44.8% shooting from the field, 33.9% from behind the arc and 68.6% from the foul line this season.
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The Temple Owls will try to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games, including a 71-67 loss to George Washington last time out. Quinton Rose led the team with 20 points on 8 of 13 shooting with a pair of threes, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Shizz Alston Jr. added 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting with 4 threes as the lone pair of Owls to finish in double figures scoring. Josh Brown added a team-high 5 assists and 3 steals, while Alani Moore added 7 points and 3 steals of his own. Rose leads the team with an average of 19 points per game while Brown is the team’s leading assist man with 3.7 assists per game and Obi Enechionyia leads the team in rebounding with 5.8 boards per game this season. As a team, Temple is scoring 76.2 points per game on 46.9% shooting from the field, 38.5% from behind the arc and 77% from the foul line this season.
Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 road games while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall. Temple is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 non-conference games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Big Ten. Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I for whatever reason haven’t been able to get either of these teams games right as of late but I think I have this one figured out. Wisconsin’s win over Penn State was impressive, but they’ve been a disappointment for the majority of the season so far. I think that Temple will be out to show that their loss to George Washington was just a blip on the radar and nothing to be concerned about, so I’ll lay the points with Temple here.