Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Owls and Owls. The game is starting at 5:00 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Owls at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this American Athletic conference contest is set at 141 points, with Florida Atlantic being favored by -12 at home against Temple.

TEMPLE OWLS VS FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Temple Owls +12

This game will be played at Dickies Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE TEMPLE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Florida Atlantic pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Temple Secure a Road Victory?

Temple enters this game as a 12-point underdog, and they are 7-14 as the underdog this season. They are 12-19 overall, including a 8-8 record on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is -2.2, and they have won their last five games.

Most recently, Temple defeated Charlotte by a score of 58-54. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 5-5, while their record over their last five games is a perfect 5-0.

When looking at Temple’s overall ATS record this season, they are sitting at .500 with a mark of 16-16-1. However, their ATS record as the underdog is a solid 12-8-1 this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Owls have gone 8-2 vs. the spread. On the road, Temple has been even better vs. the spread this season, going 9-6-1. Their ATS mark over their last 10 road games is 7-2-1, and they are a perfect 3-0 ATS in their last 3 road contests.

This season, Temple’s over/under record is 15-17-1 with an average over/under line of 142.4 and an average game total of 142.7. So far, 20 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 141. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 123 points.

In their recent matchup, the Temple offense ended with 58 points against Charlotte. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.7% and made 5 threes. Offensively, the Owls have a season long field goal percentage of 39%, which is 393rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 343rd in percentage and 117th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Owls’ defense is ranked 174th in the country at 72.0 points per contest. The Temple defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 54 points and allowed Charlotte to connect on 5 threes.

Are Florida Atlantic Ready for a Home Win?

Florida Atlantic enters this game as a 12-point favorite, and they have been the favorite in all 31 of their games this season, going 24-7. At home, they are a perfect 17-1 this year, and their average scoring margin at home is +13.2 points per game.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Owls are a perfect 10-0, and they have won their last five games overall. In their most recent game, they defeated North Texas by a score of 77-71.

Florida Atlantic has been a solid team vs. the spread this season, going 17-16. Their home ATS mark is 11-7 and they are 15-16 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Florida Atlantic’s over/under record for the season is 18-15, and today’s line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Florida Atlantic offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against North Texas. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.2% and connected on 3 threes. The top scorer for the Owls was Vladislav Goldin with 21 points, while Johnell Davis also added 18 to the scoreboard.

So far, the Owls’ defense is ranked 217th in the country at 73.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. North Texas, the Mean Green finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 71 points vs. Florida Atlantic.