Tulsa vs Temple Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Temple (11-17) vs Tulsa (14-14)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Liacouras Center)

Betting Odds: Temple -5 -- Over/Under: 144 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Temple Owls face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Liacouras Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Tulsa vs Temple prediction.

Tulsa Defense Looks to Bounce Back

Tulsa in the last game faced off against UTSA in the last game and they really struggled with the defense. Tulsa’s offense scored 73 points, but the defense gave up 89 points and that led to the 16 point defeat. PJ Haggerty had a strong game putting up 29 points and 10 rebounds. Tulsa is averaging 74.9 points while their defense is giving up 73.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 147th while the defense is ranked 241st. PJ Haggerty is averaging 20.5 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 26.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Temple Has Won Three Straight Games

Temple has played well heading into this game and they have won three games in a row. Temple in the last game faced off against Rice, and the defense was strong giving up only 43 points on the way to the 22 point victory. Hysier Miller had a strong game putting up 16 points, four assists, and two rebounds. Temple is averaging 71 points while their defense is giving up 72.8 points per game. Temple is going to need the offense to get out to a fast start here. 

Tulsa vs Temple Betting Prediction

Temple has a ton of confidence heading into this game, and they are going to find success in this game. Tulsa’s defense is giving up 73.9 points and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. Temple is going to score at least 75 points and that is going to be enough for them to get the job done. I don’t trust Tulsa on the road, and Temple will end up cover the spread here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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