Against The Spread Pick
Temple usually is significantly better at home, but the Owls have showed poorly in their building going just 8-6 there this season. With average success at home that also accompanies a tough showing ATS there as well. Going just 6-8 ATS at home. Tulsa has a chance to potentially secure the conference regular season title so they are going to have motivation on their side. The Golden Hurricanes have covered in 10 of their last 14 games. Tulsa has also dominated the Owls as of late having won six of the last seven games between these two. Temple’s roster is simply not talented enough to match Tulsa and the Hurricanes should be able to pick up a nice win on the road. Lay the points with Tulsa.
Over Under Pick
Everything seems to be pointing to the under in this one. Both of these teams play their game around defense. Tulsa is ranked 42nd in adjusted defensive efficiency rating. The Golden Hurricanes play slow and control the pace and they rank 302nd in the country for adjusted tempo. While Temple prefers to speed it up they don’t shoot the ball well enough for it to make a difference. They rank 213th in adjusted offensive efficiency, but on the other side of the ball they are ranked 51st on defense. Six of the last seven matchups between these two teams have gone under the total. I like the under in this one.