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Temple at UCONN 1/11/17 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Posted on 9 January 2017 by Eddie
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Temple Owls vs. UCONN Huskies

NCAAB: 9:00 PM EST

Jan. 11, 2017

TV: CBSSN
Latest Odds : UCONN -3.5 Total 128.5


Temple plays at UConn Wednesday, and both teams are struggling this year after going to the big dance a year ago. Temple is 10-7, but 1-3 in the American Conference. The Owls did end a three-game skid with a win in its last game. UConn is 6-9 overall, and 1-3 in the American Conference. The Huskies won their last game which ended a four-game losing streak. Last year Temple won two regular season meetings and UConn beat Temple in the conference tournament.

Both teams are close in scoring differential. Temple is averaging 71.5 points and giving up 70.9. UConn is averaging 65.1 points per game, and giving up 65.9.

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Even with its recent struggles, Temple beat two ranked teams early in the season in back-to-back games. Ten of Temple's 17 games have been decided by six points or less. UConn has had seven games decided by four points or less.

The Owls have four players in double figures. Obi Enechionyia is averaging 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Shizz Alston and Daniel Dingle are both averaging 12 per game. Enechionyia has 42 3-pointers, and Temple has 143 as a team with four players with at least 25. The Owls are shooting 41 percent overall and 35 from behind the arc.

Connecticut has just two players in double figures. Jalen Adams is averaging 15.5, and Rodney Purvis is averaging 13.1 per game. The Huskies are shooting 42 percent overall and 30 percent from the 3-point line. UConn has made 93 3-pointers this season.

Recent Betting Trends:

Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.

Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game.

Over is 4-1 in Owls last 5 overall.

Under is 6-1 in Huskies last 7 overall.

Free Betting Pick: Temple Owls +3.5

Impressive home win by UCONN in their past win but facing much tougher Temple it will be short lived celebration by the Huskies. Owls have shown their abily this year as Temple has two top 15 wins over Florida State and West Virginia. Solid road win by Temple, Final Score Prediction, Owls win outright as underdog 75-73.

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