Wichita State Shockers vs. Temple Owls NCAA Basketball Betting Analysis
Posted by: Mike Davis
This online NCAA basketball betting evening, sportsbook players can wager on a thrilling collegiate matchup. The Owls will be playing host in this evening’s Wichita State vs. Temple basketball matchup, giving us an intriguing pairing to predict. Wichita State, being the No. 16 program in the nation, is likely to open as the sportsbook betting favorites. Temple isn’t having all that impressive of a year, further pegging the Shockers as the favorite this evening. Let’s take a look at some parlay and picks players can line up for this evening’s game.
Wichita State vs. Temple Basketball – Thursday, February 1st
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: ESPN 2
Stream: Watch ESPN
Online NCAA Basketball Betting Lines:
Wichita State Shockers -7 (-110) 143 ½ (-110) -325
Temple Owls +7 (-110) 143 ½ (-110) +265
Wichita State Shockers
The Shockers zap their way into this Thursday night matchup flashing an eye-raising 17-4 record. Additionally, Wichita State has posted a 7-2 record in conference play this season, ranking them 2nd in the conference. Currently, the American is heralded by Cincinnati and their unblemished 9-0 conference record. However, the Shockers can still catch up to them, they’ll just need a few chips to fall in their favor. As for this evening’s contest, the sportsbook betting lines are heavily siding with Wichita State. That’s not all that surprising considering that the Owls are both unranked and flirting with a .500 record. So should online NCAA basketball betting players back the favorite on the money line in this evening’s Wichita State Shockers vs. Temple Owls contest?
All things considered, there’s really no reason to back Temple this evening. Yea the Owls will have the home court advantage, but that won’t be enough to overcome the 16th best program in the country. That said, the odds on Wichita State aren’t all that severe. Players can confidently place a large wager on the Shockers straight up, knowing full well that it’s as sure as bet that you can make this evening.
The Owls fly into this American Conference pairing with a disappointing 11-10 record. Furthermore, the Owls have posted a 3-6 record in conference play this season, which pegs them as the 10th worst program in the American. Notwithstanding that meager ranking, Temple has posed a 3-1 record through their last 4 games. That’s a decent accomplishment, but it’s not enough momentum to topple the No. 16 program this evening. This evening’s matchup represents the first time this season that Temple has faced Wichita State. However, they’ll have to face them again in a couple of weeks so there’s no question that Thursday’s matchup will have an impact later on down the road. So, despite being unranked, how well do the Owls matchup against the dominant Shockers?
Unsurprisingly, the Owls fail to matchup against Wichita State in nearly every important sportsbook betting category. Presently, Wichita wields the 25th best scoring offense in the nation as they’re draining 83.4 each game. For comparison, Temple is putting up 67.5 points per game, which ranks them as the 309th worst scoring offense in the country. It should be noted that the Owls are a defensive team, as they rank 82nd in the country for points allowed per game. This is the only department in which they surpass this evening’s opponent, since Wichita State gives up 69 points per game. That said, that slight variation will not be enough to give Temple any sort of advantage this evening.