Cincinnati vs Temple Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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The No. 4 seed Cincinnati Bearcats (20-11, 11-7 AAC) will face off against the No. 5 seed Temple Owls (16-15, 10-8 AAC) in the AAC Tournament Friday at Dickies Arena, tipping off at 3:30 PM.

Friday’s matchup between the Bearcats and the Owls features the Bearcats as 5-point favorites. The game has an over/under of 140.5.

Cincinnati vs. Temple Odds

Point Spread for Cincinnati vs. Temple

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with bookmakers listing Cincinnati as the favorite.

Cincinnati vs. Temple Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Cincinnati has -217 odds to pick up the win, while Temple is listed at +179 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 140.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Arena: Dickies Arena

Cincinnati vs. Temple Betting Trends

Against the spread, Cincinnati is 20-10-0 this season. The Bearcats have been chosen as favorites in 22 games this year and have walked away with the win 18 times (81.8%) in those games. Cincinnati’s games this year have gone over the total in 16 out of 31 opportunities (51.6%).

Against the spread, Temple is 17-11-3 this season. The Owls have won seven of the 14 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (50%). Temple has hit the over 51.6% of the time this season (16 of 31 games with a set point total).

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Cincinnati vs. Temple Key Players to Watch


Landers Nolley II is tops on the Bearcats with 16.5 points per contest and 2.7 assists, while also posting 5.7 rebounds. David Dejulius is tops on his squad in assists per game (5.3), and also puts up 15.1 points and 2.2 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.1 steals and 0 blocked shots. Viktor Lakhin paces the Bearcats at 7.1 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.5 assists and 12.1 points. Jeremiah Davenport is putting up 9.9 points, 1.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.


Damian Dunn is putting up 15.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, making 41.9% of his shots from the field and 36.2% from 3-point range, with 1.6 triples per game. Khalif Battle is No. 1 on the Owls in scoring (18 points per game), and averages 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He also puts up 1 steal and 0.1 blocked shots. Zach Hicks is putting up a team-high 5 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 9.5 points and 1.6 assists, making 34.5% of his shots from the floor and 35% from beyond the arc, with 2.5 treys per contest. Hysier Miller is the Owls’ top assist man (3.7 per game), and he produces 8.6 points and 3.1 rebounds.

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What you need to know about the Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati has won 11 games against the spread in conference play this season, while failing to cover seven times. The Bearcats are 41st in the country with 77.9 points per game so far this season. At the other end of the court, they rank 161st with 69.7 points allowed per contest. Cincinnati is averaging 33.8 rebounds per game (59th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 30.9 rebounds per contest (170th-ranked).

This season, Cincinnati is draining 9.1 treys per game (31st-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 36% (84th-ranked) from downtown. The Bearcats are allowing 5.9 treys per game (29th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 32.2% three-point percentage (82nd-ranked).

The Bearcats are 7-3 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 contests. Cincinnati has hit the over in seven of its last 10 games. Cincinnati has been scoring 80.3 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 77.9 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. The past 10 games have seen Cincinnati give up 4.2 more points per game (73.9) than its season-long average (69.7).

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What you need to know about the Temple Owls

Temple has put together a 12-5-1 record against the spread in conference play this season. Offensively the Owls are the 214th-ranked team in the nation (70.1 points per game). On defense they are 165th (69.8 points allowed per game). Temple is 173rd in college basketball in rebounds per game (31.9) and 178th in rebounds allowed (31).

In 2022-23, Temple is 105th in the nation in 3-point makes (8 per game) and 232nd in 3-point percentage (33.2%). The Owls are 82nd in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.5 per game) and 145th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.3%).

The Owls are 5-4-1 against the spread and 4-6 overall over their last 10 games. Temple has gone over the total in eight of its last 10 contests. Temple is posting 73.2 points per game in its last 10 games, which is 3.1 more than its average for the season (70.1). The Owls have played worse defensively over their previous 10 games, surrendering 74.3 points per contest, 4.5 more points their than season average of 69.8.

Cincinnati vs. Temple Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Cincinnati, and we expect that Temple will cover the spread (Cincinnati -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 140.5 points.

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How to bet Cincinnati vs. Temple

You can bet on Cincinnati vs. Temple at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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