Tulsa vs. Temple - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (16-13) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (18-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Reynolds Center.
The Temple Owls could use a win here after losing three of their last four games. The Temple Owls are averaging 70 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Quinton Rose is averaging 14.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while Shizz Alston Jr. is averaging 13.2 points and three assists. Obi Enechionyia is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Brown is dishing 3.4 assists. The Temple Owls are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have split their last eight road games.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 73.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Junior Etou is averaging 15.4 points and 7.8 rebounds while Sterling Taplin is averaging 11.9 points and 4.4 assists. DaQuan Jeffries is the third double-digit scorer and Corey Henderson Jr. is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have won five straight home games.
The Owls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. American Athletic Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. American Athletic Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Temple Owls have been one of the tougher teams to figure out in the AAC, and they head into this game losing three of their last four and struggling offensively. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have been a really good home team where they shoot 46.5 percent from the field and allowing just 66.6 points. Tulsa has also been a covering machine at home this season, and this is senior night, so you know guys will want to get a victory for Junior Etou and Corey Henderson Jr.. I'll take the Golden Hurricane here.