Temple Owls at La Salle Explorers Betting Odds

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The Temple Owls (3-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they clash against the La Salle Explorers (3-2) at Tom Gola Arena. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 139 points with Temple opening as a 4-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 26, 2017, and it can be seen on NBC Sports Network.

Temple Owls at La Salle Explorers ATS Preview

In the Owls last game, they were victorious over the Clemson Tigers, 67-60. With 10 points and 11 rebounds, Temples Quinton Rose had a good outing. Temple played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.0 and a free throw rate of 0.177. Clemson put up marks of 23.4 and 0.127, respectively, for those same stats. The Explorers are trying to rebound after their 82-61 loss to the Boston College Eagles in their last contest. B.J. Johnson was the top scorer from either team with 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Boston College had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.5 (above their season average of 34.2). La Salle, on the other hand, forced the Eagles into a turnover percentage of 17.4 (above their season average of 13.7). The Owls have had records of 19-16 straight up (SU) and 16-14-3 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to set the total low when Temple is involved since last season as 66.7 percent of their games have gone over the projected point total. The Explorers have had a respectable 18-17 SU record since last season, but are just 12-18-2 ATS. Over that same time frame, games involving La Salle have gone over the O/U total 59.4 percent of the time. The Owls won the only contest against the Explorers last season, 97-92. The Owls offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Explorers. Temple had a rate of 23.7, while La Salle posted a mark of 13.6.

Temple Owls vs. La Salle Explorers Betting Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Temple, ATS Winner – Temple, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2016-Present):

  • The Owls rank 104th in assists per game (14.5) while the Explorers rank 249th in assists allowed per game (14.7).
  • Temple ranks 129th in steals per game (6.5) while La Salle ranks 131st in steals allowed per game (6.0).
  • La Salle ranks 84th in rebounds allowed per game (33.6) while Temple ranks 278th (37.9).
  • The Owls rank 35th in three pointers attempted per game (25.1) while the Explorers rank 214th in three pointers allowed per game (22.2).
  • La Salle ranks 56th in blocks allowed per game (2.9) while Temple ranks 229th (4.1).