Betting on today’s Bulls and Owls game? Catch the action at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA, as the Owls hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. South Florida is favored by -1.5 in this American Athletic conference matchup the against Temple. The over/under for the game is set at 145 points.

SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS VS TEMPLE OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Temple Owls +1.5

This game will be played at Liacouras Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.

WHY BET THE TEMPLE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-67 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Temple pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 141 points.

Do the Bulls Stand a Chance on the Road?

South Florida enters this game as 1.5-point favorites, and they have gone 9-2 in games where they were favored. Their record on the road this season is just 1-3, but they have won three straight games and are 11-5 overall.

Last time out, the Bulls defeated Wichita State by a score of 72-68. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 3-7, and their average scoring margin on the road is -8.0 points per game.

South Florida has a solid ATS record of 9-5-2 this season, including a mark of 7-3-1 when they are the favorite. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulls have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread. On the road, USF has gone 1-2-1 vs. the spread this season and is 5-4-1 over their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 145 is lower than the average over/under line in South Florida games this year (148.8). So far, their over/under record is 4-12. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points and their over/under record is 1-2.

In their latest game, South Florida offense put up 72 points against Wichita State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 6 threes. Kasean Pryor was the leading scorer for the Bulls, putting up 25 points. In addition, Jose Placer contributed 17 points.

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 116th in the country, permitting 70.3 points per game. In today’s game vs. Temple, the South Florida defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, South Florida made 18 free-throws vs. the Bulls.

Can the Owls Hold Strong at Home?

Temple will look to snap their four-game losing streak as they return home to face South Florida. The Owls have gone just 4-6 at home this season and they are 2-7 as the underdog. So far this season, Temple has gone 8-11 overall and they are 1-5 in American Athletic Conference play.

In their last game, the Owls fell to Rice by a score of 69-66. Over their last 10 games at home, Temple has gone just 4-6 and they are 2-3 in their last five. So far this season, the Owls have gone 7-6 in non-conference games.

As the underdog this season, Temple has gone 3-5-1 vs. the spread. They are just 1-2 ATS in their last three home games and 3-6 ATS in their last 10 home games overall. The Owls’ overall ATS record this year is 6-11-1.

This season, the over/under record for Temple games is 7-10-1 and the average over/under line in their games is 141.9. Today’s over/under line of 145 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this season (143.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 131 points.

In their previous game, the Owls’ offense finished with 66 points, which is right in line with their current average of 70.5 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Hysier Miller who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.2. Jordan Riley also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.6.

At this time, the Owls’ defense is positioned 171st in the country, permitting 72.5 points per game. Against Rice in their most recent game, the Temple defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Rice to hit 40% of their shots.