Cincinnati vs. Temple - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Temple Owls (14-16) at Cincinnati Bearcats (19-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -10 -- Over/Under: 134.5
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Temple Owls and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Fifth Third Arena.
The Temple Owls need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Temple Owls are averaging 68.5 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Quinton Rose is averaging 16.3 points and 4.8 rebounds while Nate Pierre-Louis is averaging 11.8 points and 8.5 rebounds. Alani Moore II is dishing 2.8 assists and Jake Forrester is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Temple Owls are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have lost five of their last six road games.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look for a win after winning seven fo their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 73 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Jarron Cumberland is averaging 15.5 points and 4.9 assists while Keith Williams is averaging 12.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Chris Vogt is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Scott is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won five of their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are the better team here, and they do win at home by an average of 13.1 points while allowing just 36.9 percent shooting from the field. However, Cincinnati is also just 2-5 against the spread this season as a double-digit favorite. As good as the Cincinnati Bearcats are, they just don't have the consistent horses offensively to pull away from teams and cover massive numbers. This will also be the first time this season the Temple Owls will be double-digit underdogs. I'll take a shot with the points and the Temple Owls on the road.