Temple Owls

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Temple Owls

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Temple Owls open their AAC college basketball schedules on Wednesday with a New Year’s Day matchup. The Owls are -2 point favorites over the Scarlet Knights. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have had a rough go of it through the first part of their season as their defense is too soft to beat the better teams. RU is 1-5 against teams with a RPI better than 200 and they are just 6-5 at home this season. Myles Mack leads the Scarlet Knights averaging 16.5 points and 4.3 assists per game. Kadeem Jack is averaging 14 points and 7.1 rebounds, J.J. Moore is averaging 12.3 points, and Jerome Seagears is averaging 9.5 points. Rutgers is averaging 77.7 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Rutgers has played the 132nd Read More

San Diego St. Aztecs vs. Temple Owls

Both teams took care of business with wins and covers as first-round favorites.  Now the San Diego St. Aztecs and the Temple Owls play to decide who heads to Anaheim next week as part of the West Region’s Sweet 16 field.  The San Diego Aztecs are 6-point favorites over the Temple Owls with the over/under total set at 125. If Temple is going to pull the outright upset, the Owls will become just the second team to take down San Diego St.  this season.  Both of the Aztecs’ losses came at the hands of Jimmer Fredette and the BYU Cougars during the regular season.  The Aztecs got revenge with a 72-54 beat down of the Cougars in the Mountain West Tournament Championship Game. The Mountain West Conference title lifted San Diego St. to a 2-seed in the West Region. San Diego St. is 33-2 overall and 21-12 against the spread.  They Read More

Temple Owls vs. Duke Blue Devils

The Duke Blue Devils are the #1 team in the country and are 13-point home favorites over the Temple Owls on Wednesday evening in a non-conference affair.  The over/under total for the game is 135. The top-ranked Duke Blue Devils are 25-2 overall and 15-11 against the spread this year.  Duke has won six straight games and has covered in five of them.  Their only failure to cover was against North Carolina when they had a comeback win 79-73 as 10-point home favorites on February 9th.  Dukes last game was Saturday against Georgia Tech.  Nolan Smith scored 28 points and Kyle Singler chipped in with 15 points as Duke won 79-57 as 18-point favorites.  The 136 combined points went der the 146-point total.  The der is 5-1 in Dukes last six games.  Duke is 15-0 at home this season and has won 34 straight games at home last losing to Read More