Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wolf Pack and Owls. The game is starting at 3:00 ET on ESPNU, and it’s hosted by the Owls at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. Get ready to place your bets! The Wolf Pack are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Owls. The game’s over/under currently sits at 148 points.

NEVADA WOLF PACK VS TEMPLE OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Temple Owls +8

This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 3:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE TEMPLE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-65 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Temple pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Do the Wolf Pack Have a Shot at a Win at Honolulu?

After defeating Hawaii by a score of 72-66, Nevada’s record now stands at 9-1. Looking back at their last ten road games, Nevada has a record of 4-6, which includes last year. As of today’s game, Nevada holds a 6-2 record against the spread for the season. In their previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 10 games, Nevada comes in with an over/under mark of 4-4-0, with their games averaging 144.4 points per game. The Wolf Pack’s last five games have finished with a combined 134 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

Compared to their season average of 78.3 points per game, Nevada struggled in their previous game. Against Hawaii, the Wolf Pack scored 72 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 42.4%. For the season, the Nevada offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 52% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 5.4 made three’s per contest.

So far, the Wolf Pack’s defense is ranked 40th in the country at 63.6 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Temple, the Nevada defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Nevada made 25 free-throws vs. the Wolf Pack.

Will Temple Make it Happen at Home?

Temple comes into their 11th game of the season with a 6-4 record. In their last ten home games, including last year, Temple has gone 6-4. As of now, Temple has an ATS record that is better than .500, sitting at 5-3. In home games this season, Temple is 3-2 against the spread, and in their previous ten home games, they are 5-4 ATS.

In 10 games, Temple comes in with an over/under mark of 6-2-0, with their games averaging 154.5 points per game. The Owls’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-0-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

The Owls’ offense finished with 78 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 78.7 points per contest. Leading Temple in scoring vs. VCU was Sam Hofman with his 17 points. Hysier Miller also added 16 points for the Owls.

In terms of defense, Temple is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.6 points per game. So far, the Temple defense is giving up an average of 9.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.5 times per game (336th).