Temple at Cincinnati - 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Temple at Cincinnati - 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Cincinnati Bearcats (17-9) vs Temple Owls (14-9)

Game Info: Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Bearcats -6 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Temple Owls will go on the road to play the Cincinnati Bearcats in an American Athletic Conference game on Sunday.

The Temple Owls are 14-9 (7-5) this season and have won three of their last five games. Temple is coming off of a win against SMU by a score of 64-57. Temple trailed by six points at halftime, but was able to win the second half 42-29 for the win. Tai Strickland led the Owls with 27 points and 2 rebounds in the game. Temple is averaging 67 points per game and is giving up 65.6 points per game against, while also averaging 38.9 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Damian Dunn (questionable) is averaging 15.5 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game, while Jeremiah Williams (questionable) is averaging 9.8 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for the Owls. Temple is shooting 40% on field goals, 67.7% on free throws, and 29.6% on three pointers.

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 17-9 (7-6) this season and have lost three of their last five games. Cincinnati defeated Wichita State by a score of 85-76 in their last game. Cincinnati shot 55.2% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the win. David DeJulius led the Bearcats with 17 points and 6 assists in the game. Cincinnati is averaging 71.2 points per game and is giving up 65 points per game against, while also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. David DeJulius is averaging 14.7 points per game and 2.5 assists per game, while Jeremiah Davenport is averaging 13.4 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Bearcats. Cincinnati is shooting 41.5% on field goals, 67.4% on free throws, and 32.6% on three pointers.

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Temple is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games. The under is 7-1 in Temple’s last 8 games. Cincinnati is 9-20-2 ATS in their last 31 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 5-0 in Cincinnati’s last 5 games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Cincinnati comes into this game struggling and will look to get back on track at home. Temple is coming off of a great win against SMU in their last game and will be full of confidence. This should be a good game as both teams are pretty even. I like Temple with the points on the road.

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