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Tulsa at Temple 3/4/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Temple Owls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds & Info

Game Temple Owls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date & Time Wednesday March 4, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Liacouras Center Philadelphia, PA
Latest odds
TEM -2.5 O/U 130.5
TV Channel
ESPN3

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are set to visit Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for an AAC clash against the Temple Owls. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane come into this matchup with a 20-9 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the UCF Knights, 65-54. Leading the way for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane was senior guard Lawson Korita as he recorded 20 points. Junior forward Jeriah Horne had a productive outing for the Golden Hurricane as he pitched in 12 points and 6 rebounds.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane had a solid shooting game against the UCF Knights as they connected on 21 of their 49 field goal attempts (42.9%), and they were even better from behind the three-point line (45%). The Tulsa Golden Hurricane won the turnover battle against the UCF Knights (20-15), and they edged out the Knights in the rebounding department (30-22).

The Temple Owls come into this matchup with a 14-15 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the South Florida Bulls, 64-58. Leading the way for the Temple Owls was senior guard Quinton Rose as he recorded 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Joining Rose in the backcourt was junior guard Nate Pierre-Louis who had a productive outing for the Owls as he pitched in 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists.

The Temple Owls struggled shooting the ball against the South Florida Bulls as they connected on 20 of their 55 field goal attempts (36.4%), but they were slightly better from behind the three-point line (38.1%). The Temple Owls lost the turnover battle against the South Florida Bulls (12-9), and they were edged out by the Bulls in the rebounding department (39-36).

Recent Betting Trends

  • Tulsa are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Temple.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games.
  • Temple are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Temple's last 7 games against Tulsa.

Free NCAAB Pick:

Tulsa Golden Hurricane +2.5

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are enjoying one of their best seasons in program history as they sit on top of the AAC with a 12-4 record, and they are playing really good basketball as of recent as they have won 5 of their last 6 games. The Golden Hurricane are one of the best defensive teams in the country as they are holding their opponents to an average of 63.4 PPG, and they have been even better in conference play (59.5 PPG). Tulsa was able to beat UCF by 11 points with their leading scorer only contributing 9 points in their recent game, but that is just a testament to their experienced roster as they only play 1 freshman. Temple has really struggled on the defensive side of the court in AAC play as they rank 11th in points allowed, and I expect one of the best forwards in the conference to do some damage as Martins Igbanu is averaging 16.3 PPG and 6.1 RPG. Final Score Prediction, Tulsa Golden Hurricane win and cover ATS 66-60.

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