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Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars 03/03/2022 Basketball Predictions, Odds and Picks

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Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars 03-0-2022 Basketball Predictions Odds and Picks

Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars 03/03/2022 – The Temple Owls and the Houston Cougars will meet at the Fertitta Center on Thursday evening for some exciting college basketball action. The Temple Owls are fourth in the American Athletic Conference with an overall record of 16-10. The Houston Cougars are dominating the same conference with an overall record of 25-4. The Houston Cougars are having a terrific season and are riding a hot five-game winning streak. March Madness betting odds are in favor of a win for the Houston Cougars in this game.

Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars 03/03/2022

When:Thursday, March 3, 7:00 PM ET
Where:Fertitta Center, Houston, Texas
TV:ESPN 2
Stream:Sofascore
Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars 03/03/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Temple Owls+17 (-110)130.5 o (-110)+1100
Houston Cougars-17 (-110)130.5 u (-110)-3333
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Temple Owls

The Temple Owls have a conference record of 9-6 after their win against Tulane in the last game and are fourth among the American Athletic teams. The Owls were successful in 44.4 percent of their shots against Tulane. The lead scorer for the Owls was Damian Dunn who scored 19 points and four boards with one steal in 27 minutes of gameplay. Tai Strickland also contributed 15 points while Jahlil White dunked another 13 points. Jahlil White also has a team-high of 12 rebounds.

Players to watch: K. Battle G (GP 7, MIN 31.9, PTS 21.4, REB 3.9, AST 1, STL 0.4, BLK 0, TO 2.1, FG% 53.8, FT% 80.6, 3P% 48.8), D. Dunn G (GP 24, MIN 31, PTS 15.1, REB 4.3, AST 2, STL 1, BLK 0.2, TO 2.8, FG% 38.8, FT% 83.5, 3P% 30.1), J. Williams G (GP 22, MIN 31.2, PTS 9.5, REB 3.5, AST 4.3, STL 1.4, BLK 0.7, TO 2.2, FG% 41.7, FT% 63.2, 3P% 23.1).

Houston Cougars

The Houston Cougars have been solid this college basketball season and are ranked 14th in the nation. In their last game, the Houston Cougars played against Cincinnati and won 71-53. The lead scorer was Fabian White Jr. who scored 28 points on the net after 36 minutes on the floor. The top scorer for the Cougars is Marcus Sasser who is scoring 17.7 points in every game while Kyler Edwards is following with 13.6 points per game. Josh Carlton is also contributing 12.1 points per game and has the highest number of rebounds with 6.7.

Players to watch: M. Sasser G (GP 12, MIN 31.9, PTS 17.7, REB 2.8, AST 2.6, STL 2.2, BLK 0.1, TO 2.2, FG% 43.7, FT% 74.4, 3P% 43.7), K. Edwards G (GP 28, MIN 33.1, PTS 13.6, REB 5.9, AST 2.9, STL 0.9, BLK 0.3, TO 1.5, FG% 37.1, FT% 71.3, 3P% 33.5), F. White Jr. F (GP 29, MIN 28.1, PTS 12.9, REB 6, AST 1.3, STL 1.1, BLK 1.6, TO 1.3, FG% 49.7, FT% 72.5, 3P% 38.8).

Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Betting Predictions

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Temple Owls

Temple are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple’s last 5 games.
Owls are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
Temple are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Houston.
Temple are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games on the road.

Houston Cougars

Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Houston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 12 games against Temple.
Houston are 19-1 SU in their last 20 games at home.

Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Betting Picks

Summary: The Temple Owls will try their best against the Cougars, but the odds are with Houston who has been simply fantastic in this season. The NCAA basketball lines are predicting the Houston Cougars to win this game with ease and cover the spread.

Moneyline: +1100 is the ML for the Owls and -3333 is the ML for the Cougars.

ATS: A spread of +17 (-110) is out for Temple and a spread of -17 (-110) is out for Houston.

Totals: Look for the total to go over 130.5 (-110) for the Owls and the same to go under for the Cougars.

Score Prediction: 77-66 Cougars win.