Temple at Central Florida: 1/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Temple at Central Florida: 1/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Zamani Feelings Photography

Central Florida Knights (9-3) vs Temple Owls (7-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Addition Financial Arena)

Betting Odds: Central Florida Knights -11 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Central Florida Knights will play host to the Temple Owls in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Wednesday night.

The Owls  are coming off of a 5 point loss to Houston in their last time out. Damian Dunn scored 14 points and Nick Jourdain had 12 for Temple as the Owl made runs but couldn’t take the lead in the loss. 

The Temple Owls are led in scoring by Khalif Battle who averages 21.4 points and 3.9 rebounds for this team. Damian Dunn averages 13.6 points and 4.9 rebounds a night. Jeremiah Williams is the third leading scorer for the Owls as he averages 9.2 points a game for this team.

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The Owls are averaging 67.1 points per game on 40.1% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 66 points per game. They are shooting 68.6% from the free throw line. 

The Knights are coming off of a 12 point loss against SMU in their last time out. Brandon Mahan had 17 points for the Knights whose five-game win streak came to an end. Cheikh Mbacke Diong had 12 points and seven rebounds, while Darius Perry scored 12.

The UCF Knights are led in scoring by Darin Green who averages 15.1 points and 2.5 rebounds for this team. Darius Perry averages 11.3 points and 3.8 rebounds a game for this team. Brandon Mahan is the third leading scorer for the Knights as he averages 10.9 points a game for this team.

The UCF Knights are averaging 73.4 points per game on 45.8% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 64.9 points per game. They are shooting 78.2% from the free throw line. 

The Owls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. They have been great at covering the spread and keeping games close this whole. The Knights are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. I’ll take Temple and the points at UCF haven't been dominant. 

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Clayton’s Pick Temple +11

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