Temple Owls vs. Cincinnati Bearcats, Wednesday, NCAA Basketball Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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TEMPLE OWLS CINCINNATI BEARCATS
10-9 January 18, 7:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena 15-2

When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Where: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: 7 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Temple Owls +12.5 (-110)  +750 133 -110
Cincinnati Bearcats -12.5 (-110)  -1200 133 -110
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The Temple Owls and the Cincinnati Bearcats will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Fifth Third Arena.

ABOUT TEMPLE (10-9, 1-5 AAC): The Owls have three players averaging double figures in points, led by junior forward Obi Enechionyia (14.3), who also leads the team with 6.5 rebounds. Enechionyia scored only seven points in the first meeting with the Bearcats, although he did pull down 10 rebounds. Unfortunately, that was the last time he has recorded more than four boards in a game.

ABOUT CINCINNATI (15-2, 5-0): The Bearcats have won 18 in a row at home — with their last loss coming against Temple on Dec. 29, 2015 — so coach Mick Cronin expects his players to be well-prepared after the hard-fought win earlier this season. “Any time you’re trying to beat a team for the second time, psychologically you’re concerned that the other team has the advantage because they’re the one that thinks they have to play better to win,” Cronin said. “They’ve got the attention of their coaching staff. It’s just human nature. Hopefully our guys do remember the last time we played Temple because it was a war.” Sophomore guard Jacob Evans and junior forward Gary Clark led Cincinnati with 11 points apiece in the first meeting, and Clark is averaging 12.1 points and 7.1 rebounds during the eight-game winning streak.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Bearcats listed as 12½-point favorites versus the Owls, while the game’s total is sitting at 133 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

No. 20 Cincinnati and Temple meet for the second time in three weeks when the Bearcats host the Owls on Wednesday, and the teams have been on different trajectories since that first meeting. The 56-50 win was the fourth in Cincinnati’s ongoing streak of eight victories, while the defeat has sent Temple on a string of five losses in six games.

The Bearcats sit atop the AAC as the only undefeated team and they set the tone by winning the conference opener Dec. 28 in Philadelphia. Cincinnati held the Owls to 16-of-60 shooting — including 5-of-26 from 3-point range — and has maintained that defensive effort, holding AAC opponents to 54.8 points. The Bearcats show no signs of slowing down, either, as they enter Wednesday’s game on the heels of holding East Carolina to a season-low 46 points Sunday. The Pirates also represent Temple’s only conference win, as the Owls won 81-62 at home Jan. 4 and have since lost two straight.

Cincinnati was a 55-46 winner in its last match on the road against Pirates. They failed to cover the -15.5-point spread as favorites.

Temple was a 70-68 loser in its last match at home against Golden Hurricane. They failed to cover the -6.5-point spread as favorites.

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Temple:
Team record: 10-9 SU,9-7-1 ATS
Temple is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Temple is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple’s last 5 games

Cincinnati:
Team record: 15-2 SU,8-6-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 8 straight games.
Cincinnati is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Temple home to Memphis Wednesday, January 25
Cincinnati at Tulane Saturday, January 21

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATES
1. The Bearcats will match their best home winning streak under Cronin with a victory. They also won 19 straight from March 2, 2013 to Feb. 14, 2014.

2. Cincinnati leads the series 18-9.

3. Temple leads the AAC in both 3-point attempts (466) and made 3s (162).

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Cincinnati Bearcats will cover the spread at -12.5 and the game will stay under 133 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Cincinnati 69, Temple 56 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
TEMPL TEAM CINCY
70.7 PTS FOR 77.1
71.0 PTS AGNST 60.6
-0.3 DIFF. 16.4
24.7 DEF REBOUNDS 27.4
10.3 OFF REBOUNDS 11.9
41.1 FG% 47.5
71.6 FT% 65.5
8.5 3 POINTERS 7.0
6.7 STEALS 7.4
INJURIES
TEMPLE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
CINCINNATI
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
TEMPLE
Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Temple is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple’s last 7 games on the road
Temple is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
CINCINNATI
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Temple
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games when playing Temple
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Temple
Cincinnati is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Temple
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
TEMPLE
No trends to report
CINCINNATI
Cincinnati allows the third least field goal percentage against in the league at 35.6.
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
TEMPL 41.1 42.6 -1.5
CINCY 47.5 35.6 11.9
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
TEMPL 10.3 24.7 35.1
CINCY 11.9 27.4 39.2
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
TEMPL 14.4 11.2 1.3
CINCY 16.5 10.5 1.6

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