Temple Owls (6-4) vs. Pennsylvania Quakers (5-7)
December 10, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pennsylvania Quakers +4.5 / Temple Owls -4.5; Over/Under: +140
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The Temple Owls and Penn Quakers meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Palestra. The Temple Owls look for their seventh win. The Penn Quakers look for their sixth win.
The Temple Owls are averaging 71.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Khalif Battle is averaging 20 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Damian Dunn is averaging 15.7 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jamille Reynolds is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Hicks is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Temple Owls are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Penn Quakers are averaging 72.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jordan Dingle is averaging 23.5 points and 2.5 assists, while Clark Slajchert is averaging 17.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. Max Martz is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Eddie Holland III is dishing 0.6 assists. The Penn Quakers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Penn Quakers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
The Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Quakers are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 9-4 in Owls last 13 road games. The over is 4-1 in Quakers last 5 overall. The road team is 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
The Temple Owls are simply the more talented team, and they need to take advantage of spots like this to build on an OK start. The Penn Quakers have had issues playing up to their competition this season, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 12.3 points. The road team has covered 16 of the last 22 meetings between these clubs. Give me Temple.