AAC foes will battle when the Temple Owls (9-5, 1-2 AAC) clash against the Tulane Green Wave (9-6, 1-2 AAC) at the Liacouras Center. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
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The last time the Green Wave played, they fell to the UConn Huskies, 67-61. Tulane’s Christion Thompson had a good game, recording nine points and 10 rebounds. UConn did a great job of making free throws (12-16; 75.0 percent). Tulane, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 7.1 (better than their season average of 15.1).
The Owls are hoping for a better outcome after their 78-74 loss to the Houston Cougars in their last contest. Quinton Rose led Temple in scoring with 21 points on 5-for-10 shooting. Houston had an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.9 (above their season average of 40.2). Temple, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (16-21; 76.2 percent).
Temple should have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. The Owls currently rank 37th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.446), while Tulane is 184th in effective field goal percentage (0.501).
This is the first time these teams will meet this year, after the Owls won both games last season. In the last contest, Temple won 80-69. The Owls dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a great turnover percentage of 8.7 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.522. For those same stats, the Green Wave recorded marks of 15.8 and 0.442, respectively.
Tulane Green Wave vs. Temple Owls Betting Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Temple, ATS Winner – Temple, O/U – Over
The Green Wave rank fourth in steals allowed per game (4.3) while the Owls rank 93rd (6.4).
Temple ranks 32nd in rebounds per game (40.0) while Tulane ranks 252nd (32.0).
The Owls average 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 59th in the nation. The Green Wave rank 215th in assists allowed per game (15.7).
Temple ranks 100th in three pointers attempted per game (23.4) while Tulane ranks 235th in three pointers allowed per game (25.7).
The Owls have been outscored by an average of 3.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Temple has defeated opponents by an average of 6.5 points.
During their last five games, the Green Wave have scored an average of 70.6 points per game (1.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.0 points per game (5.0 above their season average).