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Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls: Don Best Odds & Insights for 12/22/2020

The No. 6 Houston Cougars (5-0) are big, 16.5-point favorites as they attempt to continue a five-game win streak when they host the Temple Owls (1-0) on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Fertitta Center. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESP+. The over/under is 136 in the matchup.

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Houston vs Temple Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -16.5 -110 -110 136 -110 -110 -1910 1055

Houston Leaders

  • Quentin Grimes leads the Cougars in points and rebounds. He contributes 19.6 points per game while also adding 7.8 rebounds.
  • Dejon Jarreau paces the team with 3.4 assists per game.
  • Marcus Sasser is the top three-point shooter for the Cougars, knocking down 4.0 per game.
  • The Cougars steals leader is Jarreau, who averages 1.6 per game. Jamal Shead leads the team averaging 1.3 blocks a contest.

Temple Leaders

  • Sage Tolbert averaged 9.6 points per game last season and added 7.0 rebounds a contest.
  • J.P. Moorman II racked up 1.6 assists per game.
  • De'Vondre Perry made 1.0 three per game a season ago.
  • Tolbert racked up 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks per game.

Houston vs Temple: Last 3 Meetings

Houston has a 2-1 record in the last three matchups with Temple. The Cougars have a 1-0 record against the spread in those games against the Owls.

Houston vs Temple (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/7/2020 Houston -2.5 134.5 -151 122 Regular Season 78-74 UH
1/31/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-66 UH
1/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-69 TEMPLE

Points Insights

  • Last season, the 72.3 points per contest the Cougars put up were just 4.4 more points than the Owls allowed (67.9).
  • Houston went 14-0 against the spread and 19-3 overall last season when it scored more than 67.9 points.
  • Temple finished with a 3-5 record against the spread and went 2-7 overall last season when allowing more than 72.3 points.
  • The Owls' 68.3 points per game last year were 6.2 more points than the 62.1 the Cougars gave up to opponents.
  • Temple went 12-0 against the spread and 13-9 overall when it scored more than 62.1 points last season.
  • Houston went 3-4 against the spread and 4-4 overall last season when it gave up more than 68.3 points.
  • The Cougars out-scored their opponents by a total of 315 points last season (10.2 points per game on average), and the Owls put up just 13 more points than their opponents on the year (0.4 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Cougars and the Owls grabbed rebounds at nearly the same rate last season (38.6 and 34.1 boards per game, respectively).
  • The Cougars were 14-14 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Owls were 4-11 when they lost the rebounding battle.
  • The Cougars grabbed 13 offensive rebounds per game, more than the Owls by 5.1 rebounds per game last season.
  • The Cougars were 13-13 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Owls were 7-7 when they trail in offensive rebounding.
  • The Cougars found regular success on the glass with an average rebounding margin of +11.3 rebounds per game, and the Owls struggled in comparison, averaging a margin of -0.7.
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