Cincinnati vs. Temple AAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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Cincinnati vs. Temple AAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 4 seed Cincinnati Bearcats (20-11, 11-7 AAC) are favored by 5 points in their AAC Tournament matchup against the No. 5 seed Temple Owls (16-15, 10-8 AAC) on Friday at Dickies Arena, tipping off at 3:30 PM on ESPN2. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under set at 140.5 points.

Cincinnati vs. Temple Odds

  • Cincinnati odds to win: -217
  • Temple odds to win: +180
  • Spread: Cincinnati (-5)
  • Total: 140.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Where: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Venue: Dickies Arena

Who Will Win Cincinnati vs. Temple?

Cincinnati and Temple Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Cincinnati has a 13-5 record against the spread this season when favored by 5 points or more.

Temple has a 7-1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 5 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 7.5 more points per game (148) than this matchup’s over/under of 140.5 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.0 fewer point per game (139.5) than this matchup’s over/under of 140.5 points.

The average point total for Cincinnati’s games this season is 7.1 more points than the total of 140.5 in this matchup.

The average over/under in Owls games this season is 0.6 fewer points than the point total of 140.5 for this outing.

The Bearcats are 20-10-0 against the spread this season.

The Owls are 17-11-3 against the spread this season.

Cincinnati Stats & Insights

Cincinnati has a +255 scoring differential, topping opponents by 8.2 points per game. It is putting up 77.9 points per game to rank 41st in college basketball and is giving up 69.7 per contest to rank 161st in college basketball.

The 33.8 rebounds per game Cincinnati averages rank 59th in the country, and are 2.9 more than the 30.9 its opponents record per outing.

The Bearcats make 3.2 more threes per contest than the opposition, 9.1 (31st in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 5.9.

Cincinnati’s 98.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 55th in college basketball, and the 88.4 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 90th in college basketball.

In home games, the Bearcats are putting up 12.6 more points per game (82.7) than they are in road games (70.1).

Temple Stats & Insights

Temple scores 70.1 points per game (214th in college basketball) and allows 69.8 (165th in college basketball) for a +10 scoring differential overall.

The 31.9 rebounds per game Temple accumulates rank 173rd in the nation. Their opponents pull down 31.0.

Temple connects on 8.0 three-pointers per game (105th in college basketball), 1.5 more than its opponents. It shoots 33.2% from deep (232nd in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 33.3%.

Temple ranks 232nd in college basketball with 91.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 169th defensively with 91.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home, the Owls score 72.0 points per game. Away, they average 69.0.

Cincinnati Key Players to Watch

Landers Nolley II leads the Bearcats in scoring, tallying 16.5 points per game to go with 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

Viktor Lakhin is Cincinnati’s leading rebounder, grabbing 7.1 per game, while David Dejulius is its best passer, distributing 5.3 assists in each contest.

Nolley makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bearcats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.6 per contest.

Dejulius is Cincinnati’s leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Lakhin leads them in blocks with 1.3 per contest.

Temple Key Players to Watch

Khalif Battle is the top scorer for the Owls with 18.0 points per game. He also adds 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game to his statistics.

The Temple leaders in rebounding and assists are Zach Hicks with 5.0 rebounds per game (he also adds 9.5 points and 1.6 assists per game) and Hysier Miller with 3.7 assists per game (he also tacks on 8.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game).

Battle makes 2.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Owls.

Temple’s leader in steals is Miller (1.2 per game), and its leader in blocks is Nick Jourdain (1.1 per game).

Cincinnati vs. Temple Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Temple (+5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (140.5)

  • Prediction:
    Cincinnati 74, Temple 70

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.