The Temple Owls (16-14, 10-7 AAC) aim to halt a three-game road losing streak at the Tulane Green Wave (18-10, 11-6 AAC) on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
Tulane is a 5.5-point favorite against Temple when the Green Wave face off with the Owls on Sunday. The matchup’s point total is 150.5.
Tulane vs. Temple Odds
Point Spread for Tulane vs. Temple
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing Tulane as the favorite.
Tulane vs. Temple Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Tulane has -233 odds to pick up the win, while Temple is listed at +191 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 150.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Arena: Devlin Fieldhouse
Tulane vs. Temple Betting Trends
In Tulane’s 28 games this season, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Green Wave have been chosen as favorites in 20 games this year and have walked away with the win 13 times (65%) in those games. Tulane’s games this year have gone over the point total 18 times in 30 opportunities (60%).
In Temple’s 30 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Owls have been the moneyline underdog 13 total times this season. They’ve gone 7-6 in those games. Temple’s games this year have hit the over on 15 of 30 set point totals (50%).
Tulane vs. Temple Key Players to Watch
Jaylen Forbes posts 18.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, shooting 42.2% from the field and 38.5% from downtown with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game. Kevin Cross paces the Green Wave at 6.3 rebounds per game, while also putting up 4.1 assists and 14.6 points. Sion James is posting 9.9 points, 3.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game.
Khalif Battle is the Owls’ top scorer (18 points per game) and assist man (1.8), and puts up 3.6 rebounds. Damian Dunn is putting up 15.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, making 41.8% of his shots from the field and 36.6% from 3-point range, with 1.6 triples per contest. Zach Hicks is the Owls’ top rebounder (5.1 per game), and he contributes 9.4 points and 1.6 assists. Hysier Miller is the Owls’ top assist man (3.6 per game), and he puts up 8.8 points and 3 rebounds.
What you need to know about the Tulane Green Wave
Tulane has won 10 games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover seven times. Because of the Green Wave’s defensive struggles this season, ranking 24th-worst in the nation with 76.4 points allowed per game, they’ve had to count on their offense, which ranks 17th-best in college basketball tallying 80.7 points per game. Tulane, who ranks 298th in college basketball with 29.5 boards per game, is allowing 37 rebounds per contest, which is -3-worst in the nation.
The Green Wave score 83.6 points per game when playing at home, compared to 81.8 points per game in away games, a difference of 1.8 points per contest. Tulane is making 7.8 treys per game (131st-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 33.7% shooting percentage (211th-ranked) from downtown. The Green Wave are giving up 9.5 threes per game (second-worst in college basketball), and they are allowing a 35.5% three-point percentage (286th-ranked) to opposing teams.
The Green Wave are 5-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Tulane has gone over the total seven times. Tulane has averaged 80.7 points per game over its last 10 contests, the same amount it has racked up on average this season. The last 10 games have seen Tulane concede 4.1 more points per game (80.5) than its season-long average (76.4).
What you need to know about the Temple Owls
In Temple’s 17 chances this season in AAC play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total nine times. With 69.7 points scored per game and 69.3 points allowed, the Owls are 226th in the country offensively and 150th on defense. On the glass, Temple is 174th in college basketball in rebounds (31.8 per game). It is 190th in rebounds allowed (31.2 per game).
In 2022-23 the Owls are averaging 4.2 more points per game at home (72) than away (67.8). In 2022-23, Temple is 108th in the country in 3-point makes (8 per game) and 223rd in 3-point percentage (33.5%). Giving up 6.4 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.7% from downtown, the Owls are 76th and 107th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
The Owls have gone 5-5 over their last 10 games, with a 5-4-1 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Temple has hit the over seven times. Temple has played better offensively in its last 10 games, posting 70.6 points per contest, 0.9 more than its season average of 69.7. The Owls are surrendering 71.5 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 2.2 more points than they are allowing for the season (69.3).
Tulane vs. Temple Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Tulane, and we expect that Temple will cover the spread (Tulane -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150.5 points.
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