Temple Owls vs. Davidson Wildcats ATS Prediction


The Temple Owls (8-2) clash against the Davidson Wildcats (8-1) at Boardwalk Hall. The game will air on ESPN 3 at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Temple Owls vs. Davidson Wildcats ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Wildcats had no trouble getting past the Cleveland State Vikings 83-63, while the Owls were victorious over the La Salle Explorers 75-67.

Temple dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 and a free throw rate of 0.456. For those same stats, La Salle was 12.5 and 0.242, respectively. Davidson, on the other hand, out-rebounded Cleveland State. The Wildcats had 21 offensive rebounds and 47 total rebounds, while the Vikings had two and 25, respectively. Kellan Grady played well for Davidson with 24 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Temple was led by Nate Pierre-Louis, who put up 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Pierre-Louis has been outstanding as of late for Temple, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Ball protection could play a significant role in this battle. Since last season, Davidson has committed the 11th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 15.0 percent), while the disruptive defense of Temple has forced the 45th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 19.7 percent).

Temple Owls vs. Davidson Wildcats Free Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Davidson, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Temple ranks 12th in steals per game (7.2) while Davidson ranks 219th (4.8).
  • The Owls rank 37th in assists allowed per game (12.8) while the Wildcats rank 119th (13.0).
  • Davidson ranks 16th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while Temple ranks 20th (2.9).
  • The Wildcats rank 24th in three pointers attempted per game (27.5) while the Owls rank 158th (23.1).
  • Davidson ranks 44th in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while Temple ranks 131st (37.3).