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Temple vs. Tulane - 12/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulane Green Wave (9-3) at Temple Owls (7-4)

College Basketball: Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Liacouras Center)

The Line: Temple Owls -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Tulane Green Wave and Temple Owls meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Liacouras Center.

The Tulane Green Wave look for a road victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Tulane Green Wave are averaging 77.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Melvin Frazier is averaging 16.8 points and 3.2 assists while Cameron Reynolds is averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Samir Sehic is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Cornish is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Tulane Green Wave are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Tulane Green Wave are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Tulane Green Wave have lost nine straight road games.

Temple vs. Tulane - 12/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Temple Owls look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Temple Owls are averaging 72.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Quinton Rose is averaging 16.6 points and six rebounds while Shizz Alston Jr. is averaging 14.7 points and 2.5 assists. Obi Enechionyia is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Brown is dishing 3.5 assists. The Temple Owls are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have won three of their last four home games.

The Green Wave are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 4-17 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Owls are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Green Wave are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Neither one of these teams have been good against the number, but the Temple Owls are easily the better team between the two and has the defensive pressure to slowdown Tulane and lead to easy transition points. Tulane has had trouble playing on the road this season and has scored 63 or less points in three of its last five road games. None of those previous teams are as good as the Temple Owls defensively. I'll take the home team by double digits.

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