The Temple Owls (7-3) look to snap the five-game winning streak of Rider when they welcome the Broncs (7-2) to Liacouras Center. Action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Rider Broncs vs. Temple Owls Odds Preview
In the Broncs’ last contest, they beat the Marist Red Foxes, 74-64. Stevie Jordan was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points on 4-for-10 shooting. Rider played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.925 (above their season average of 0.270) and a turnover percentage of 16.4 (better than their season average of 17.7). Marist put up marks of 0.167 and 27.1, respectively, for those same stats.
The Owls are trying to rebound after their 78-77 loss to the Miami (FL) Hurricanes in their last game. With nine points, 14 rebounds and six assists, Nate Pierre-Louis put together a solid performance for Temple. Miami (FL) had a free throw rate of 0.233 (above their season average of 0.160). Temple, meanwhile, held the Hurricanes to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.9 (below their season average of 25.7).
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Temple figures to have a considerable edge. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Owls defense ranks 19th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.490), while the Rider offense ranks 170th in effective field goal percentage (0.505).
Rider Broncs at Temple Owls Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Temple, ATS Winner – Temple, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Temple averages 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 57th in the NCAA. Rider ranks 180th in assists allowed per game (14.6).