Drexel Dragons (3-3) vs. Temple Owls (2-4)
November 27, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Temple Owls -8.5 / Drexel Dragons +8.5; Over/Under: +130.5
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The Drexel Dragons and the Temple Owls meet in college basketball action from the Liacouras Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Drexel Dragons will look to bounce back from an 85-81 loss at the hands of Indiana State in their last game. Amari Williams leads the Dragons in scoring and rebounding with 16.2 PPG and 8.4 RPG while Coletrane Washington has 12.8 PPG and Kobe Magee has 12 PPG with 5 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Drexel this season. Justin Moore also has a team-high 2.5 APG to lead the Dragons in the assist department as well this season. As a team, Drexel is averaging 69 PPG on 43% shooting from the field, 33.1% from three point range and 61.6% from the foul line this season.
The Temple Owls will try to bounce back from a 61-49 loss to Richmond in their last game. Damien Dunn leads Temple in scoring with 18 PPG while Khalif Battle has 17.7 PPG as well this season. Jamille Reynolds has 12.3 PPG with a team-high 7.2 RPG to lead the Owls on the glass, also capping off the scoring in double figures for the Owls up to this point in the year. Hysier Miller also has a team-high 5.2 APG to lead the Owls in assist department this season. As a team, Temple is averaging 70.2 PPG on 41.4% shooting from the field, 33.6% from three and 78.6% from the foul line this season.
Drexel is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win and 5-18-3 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. Temple is 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 9-3 in their last 12 games following a loss.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, as these in-state matchups can be kind of tricky to predict. However, Drexel’s had issues scoring for the better part of the season, while Temple’s had a fair bit of success despite their record against a much tougher schedule. I think this shapes up as a double-digit victory for Temple, so I’ll side with the Owls in this one.