Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Golden Hurricane versus the Owls? Tip off is at at 1:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. The over/under for this American Athletic conference contest is set at 144.5 points, with Temple being favored by -6 at home against Tulsa.

TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE VS TEMPLE OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Temple Owls -6

This game will be played at Liacouras Center at 1:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE TEMPLE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Temple pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Tulsa Have What it Takes on the Road?

Tulsa is 1-8 on the road this season, and they have lost their last four games away from home. For the season, they are 3-12 as an underdog. Their average scoring margin on the road is -15.1 points per game compared to +8.2 points per game at home.

In their last game, the Golden Hurricane lost to UTSA by a score of 89-73. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 1-9, and they are 1-4 in their last five away from home.

As the underdog, Tulsa has gone just 4-10-1 vs. the spread this season and they are just 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 road games. Overall, the Golden Hurricane have an ATS record of 11-12-3 this year.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Tulsa’s games this year of 147.5. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.

The Golden Hurricane’s offense finished with 73 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 74.9 points per contest. Leading Tulsa in scoring vs. UTSA was PJ Haggerty with his 29 points. Jesaiah McWright also added 10 points for the Golden Hurricane.

At this time, the Golden Hurricane’s defense is positioned 223rd in the country, permitting 73.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. Temple. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.1%.

Are the Owls Ready for a Home Win?

Despite a losing record, Temple has been favored in 10 of their 28 games this season, going 6-4 in those games. At home, the Owls have gone 5-9, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games at home.

In their most recent game, Temple defeated Rice by a score of 65-43. The Owls have won two straight games, and they are 3-11 in American Athletic Conference play.

Temple’s ATS record this season is 11-14-1, including a mark of 6-8 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls are just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 3-6 over their last 10 games.

This season, the over/under record in Temple games is 12-13-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 144.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (142.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 135 points.

In their latest game, Temple offense put up 65 points against Rice. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48% and made 10 threes. In terms of offense, the Owls have a season-long field goal percentage of 38%, putting them 398th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 371st in percentage and 111st in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Owls’ defense is positioned 189th in the country, permitting 72.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Temple’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.