College Basketball Betting: Penn State vs. Temple Odds
|Written by OGB|
|Thursday, 17 March 2011 06:50|
Penn State Nittany Lions and the Temple Owls will battle this Thursday night at McKale Center at 2:15pm EST and will be televised on TNT.
Temple Owls are the favorites at Bodog sportsbook for this match up and the betting line is Owls 2.5 and the game’s total is set at 121.
The Owls have not performed well in this role, going 2-5 ATS versus non-conference foes this year (0-3 with three-plus days rest). The Owls may have had their wings clipped in the A10 tournament but we think they’ve got plenty of fl ight left in ‘em. Our database certainly agrees, churning out some good numbers on Temple’s behalf. Not only have the Owls gone 12-4 ATS as chalk of fewer than 14 points this year, they’ve also shown a profit t against non-conference opposition, posting a solid 10-4 SU and 9-5 ATS record.
And since the Hooters have gone one-and-out in their last three NCAA appearances focus will not be an issue. Temple certainly misses having Penn State around the old A10 neighborhood, winning the last six in a row SU over the Lions. Yes, the Lions got to bask in the glow this past weekend but they haven’t been to this neck of the woods since 2001 when they lost in the opening round… to Temple.