Temple vs Wichita State Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/25/24

Wichita State (11-16) vs Temple (9-17)

Game Info: Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)

Betting Odds: Wichita State -6.5 - Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wichita State Shockers will host the Temple Owls for an AAC matchup this Sunday from the Charles Koch Arena on ESPN. Temple leads the head-to-head series, 7-6, but Wichita comes in as 6.5-point home favorites, with the total hovering 142.5. Stay tuned for our Temple vs Wichita State Prediction. 

Temple Owls Preview

Temple moved to 9-17 after defeating UTSA in Philly, 83-77. The Owls capitalized on their easiest remaining matchup to end a lengthy ten-game skid, and they’ll attempt to build on that result Sunday in Wichita. Temple is currently 13th in the AAC with a 2-13 record in league play, they’re 1-9 over their previous ten games, and they’ve posted a 2-7 road record. 

Temple Team Analysis

  • Philly native Hysier Miller led the way with 20 points in the win over UTSA, and he leads Temple in scoring (15.6) and assists (4.1).
  • Georgetown transfer Jordan Riley paced the team with 19 points in the FAU matchup, and he’s second in the team at 12.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg.  
  • Junior guard Jahlil White has scored 15 points or more in three of the last five games, and he leads the Owls in rebounding (6.6), while scoring 12.2 ppg. 

Wichita State Shockers Preview

Wichita State comes in at 11-16 after defeating Tulsa at home, 79-63. The Shockers avenged a January loss to their former Missouri Valley rivals, and they’ll look for more revenge here against the Owls. Wichita St. is currently 12th in the AAC with a 3-11 record in league play, they’re 3-7 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 9-4 in Wichita this season. Wichita State will face UAB after this game.

Wichita State Team Analysis

  • Junior guard Colby Rogers went for a game-high 19 points in the Tulsa victory, and he leads Wichita State in scoring (15.6).
  • Wichita native Xavier Bell went for a season-high 25 points in the OT loss to FAU, and he’s second on the team at 11.9 ppg. 
  • Third-year forward Kenny Pohto chipped in 16 points against Tulsa, and he leads the Shockers in rebounding (6.3), while scoring 9.5 ppg. 

Temple vs Wichita St. Team Facts

  • Temple is scoring 71.2 points per game, on 38.7% shooting, and allowing 67.4 ppg.
  • The Owls are averaging 71.8 possessions per game (125th), while shooting 30% from deep, and 73% from the line. 
  • Wichita State has scored 72.4 points per game, on 44.6% shooting, and they’ve allowed 73.6 ppg.
  • The Shockers are averaging 72.3 possessions per game (105th), while shooting 31.1% from the outside, and 69.8% from the stripe. 

Temple vs Wichita State Game Trends

  • TUL is 10-14-1 against the spread, with a 12-13 O/U record.
  • WSU is 9-16-1 ATS, with a 12-14 over/under record.

Temple vs Wichita State Prediction  

Wichita State was one of the lone schools to lose Temple, and there’s a good chance they avenge that defeat this Sunday at home. Neither school has been able to get much going in this season, but if the environment finds a way to play, the hosts should be able to dispatch a lowly Owls team. This one may look a bit like their home victory over Tulsa, so let’s back Wichita State fir this AAC bout on Sunday.

Corey’s Pick Wichita State TO COVER

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