Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Temple Owls Betting Prediction


A five-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Temple Owls (7-2) when they challenge the Massachusetts Minutemen (6-4) at Liacouras Center. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

Massachusetts Minutemen at Temple Owls Betting Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Owls defeated the La Salle Explorers 75-67, while the Minutemen beat the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks 83-75.

Massachusetts dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.246 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.557. For those same stats, Massachusetts-Lowell put up marks of 0.186 and 0.443, respectively. The Owls, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.5 vs. 12.5) and had a much better free throw rate (0.456 vs. 0.242). Nate Pierre-Louis put together a solid outing for Temple with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Massachusetts was led by Carl Pierre, who recorded 21 points.

Luwane Pipkins has been solid recently for Massachusetts, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

There’s a decent chance that Massachusetts struggles to create turnovers. Since last season, Temple ranks 22nd in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 15.9 percent), while Massachusetts has forced the 227th-most turnovers (17.1 percent).

Massachusetts Minutemen at Temple Owls Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Temple, ATS Winner – Massachusetts, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Temple ranks 36th in assists allowed per game (12.8) while Massachusetts ranks 233rd (15.9).
  • The Owls rank 12th in steals per game (7.1) while the Minutemen rank 203rd (4.9).
  • Temple is 22nd in the country with 2.9 blocks allowed per game while Massachusetts is 25th with 3.1 blocks allowed per game.