Temple vs UCF College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/14/21

Temple vs UCF College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/14/21 Photo by Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Central Florida Knights (3-3) at Temple Owls (1-3)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Liacouras Center)

The Line: Temple Owls +2 -- Over/Under: 134 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The UCF Knights and Temple Owls meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Liacouras Center.

The UCF Knights look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The UCF Knights are averaging 66.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Brandon Mahan is averaging 17.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while Darin Green Jr. is averaging 12.8 points and one assist. Isaiah Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Perry is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The UCF Knights are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The UCF Knights are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.

The Temple Owls need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Temple Owls are averaging 65.3 points on 36.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Damian Dunn is averaging 14.3 points and 4.8 rebounds while Brendan Barry is averaging 11.5 points and three rebounds. JP Moorman II is dishing 2.5 assists and Jeremiah Williams is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Temple Owls are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. 

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The Knights are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Owls are 22-6 ATS in their last 28 Thursday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 25-10 in Knights last 35 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Owls last 7 overall. The home team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The UCF Knights still have the offensive issues from years past, but they've shown us more promise up to this point. The Temple Owls can't score, lack zero offensive depth and the losses are piling up rather quickly. It's an early start and we sometimes see odd results in these games, but UCF has been the better team clearly up to this point. It's the UCF Knights or pass for me. 

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