Looking to win big? The Lions and Owls face off at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Owls are hosting the game at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 147.5 points, and the Owls are favored to win at home against the Lions.
COLUMBIA LIONS VS TEMPLE OWLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Columbia Lions +12.5
This game will be played at Liacouras Center at 1:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE COLUMBIA LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-66 in favor of the Owls.
- Even though we have Temple winning straight-up, we like Columbia at +12.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Do the Lions Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Columbia will be playing their third game of the season, and so far, they have a 0-2 record. Looking at their last ten games on the road, Columbia has a 1-9 record, going back to last year. Columbia’s ATS performance shows a 0-2 record leading into today’s game. Over their last three games, including last season, the team has gone 0-1 vs. the spread with an average scoring margin of +12.
Up to this point, games involving Columbia have had an average of 145 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146 points. Their over/under record is 1-1-0. When analyzing the Lions’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 79 points per game and an over/under record of 1-2.
Against Albany, the Columbia had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 81.2 points per game. They scored 75 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40.4% in the game. The top scorer for the Lions was Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa with 17 points, while Kenny Noland also added 15 to the scoreboard.
Coming into today’s game, the Columbia defense is giving up an average of 63.0 points per contest. The Columbia defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Albany to connect on 7 threes.
Does Temple Have a Shot at a Home Win?
After defeating Drexel by a score of 66-64, Temple improved their overall record to 3-0. Looking back at their previous ten games at home, including last year, Temple has a record of 5-5. As of today’s game, Temple has a perfect 3-0 record against the spread. Looking back at their previous ten games, which includes those from last season, Temple is 6-4 vs. the spread.
So far, Temple’s games have averaged 141 points per game with the average over/under line being 132.2 points. The Owls’ last five games have finished with a combined 69 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
The Temple offense is coming off a game in which they scored 66 points vs. Drexel. Overall their field goal percentage was 31% while connecting on 8 threes. Hysier Miller is leading the team in scoring at 18 points per contest. Jahlil White has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14 going into the game.
In the current season, the Temple defense has excelled, sitting 54th in the nation by allowing 65.7 points per game. Temple’s three-point defense is currently 35th in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.8% of their shots vs. Temple.