Against the Spread Pick
The Connecticut Owls have lost four games in row, but it is not yet time to press the panic button–at least not for bettors. Two of the recent setbacks came on the road and the two that came at home both required overtime (against Wichita State and Tulsa). Christian Vital has scored in double-figures five straight times, his longest such stretch of the season. Temple is in even worse form at the moment, having lost six of its past seven. Adding insult to injury, or vice versa, Josh Pierre-Louis (illness) and De’Vondre Perry (toe) are questionable for Wednesday’s showdown. The Owls are 1-6 ATS in their last seven overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six against opponents with winning records. Connecticut is 4-0-1 ATS in its last five at home against opponents with road winning percentages over .600. Take the HUSKIES.
Over Under Pick
Vital is the only the only Connecticut player averaging in double-figures. In four of Temple’s past five outings, the losing team has been held to fewer than 60 points. The under is 4-1 in the Owls’ last five overall, 26-9 in their last 35 on the road, and 23-9 in their last 32 on the road against opponents with winning home records. It is also 10-4 in the Huskies’ last 14 overall, 19-8 in their last 27 on the road, and 13-3 in their last 16 following a loss. Go with the UNDER.