Cincinnati vs Temple Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/10/23

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The Temple Owls and the Cincinnati Bearcats meet in college basketball action from the Dickies Arena on Friday afternoon as part of the AAC conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Cincinnati is listed as a 4.5-point favorite while the total for this game is set at 140.5 points.


For Temple, Khalif Battle remains out with a personal matter while Shane Dezonie is out until late March. Cincinnati has Rob Phinisee listed as out for the season with a leg injury.

Matchup History

Cincinnati’s 88-83 OT win over Temple back on February 22nd, 2023, snapped Temple’s three-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.


Temple is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. Cincinnati is 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games overall and 23-50-3 ATS in their last 76 games following a win while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games overall.


I’m sticking with Temple in this one. The Bearcats are the more complete team right now as Temple is still missing Khalif Battle for this game, but the problem I have is that as good as Cincinnati is, they tend to play a lot of close games and historically this has been a tight matchup between these two teams with the bulk of these games coming down to 5 points or less. I’ll side with the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Temple +4.5