Columbia Lions vs Temple Owls prediction

NCAA Basketball: Columbia Lions vs. Temple Owls Prediction 11/18/2023

The Columbia Lions (0-2) travel to face off against the Temple Owls (3-0) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia and televised on ESPN+. Temple is coming off a win in their previous game, while Columbia is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Albany. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

Columbia Lions vs Temple Owls

The Columbia Lions Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into today’s game, the Lions are currently 0-2 after losing to Albany (78-75). In their last three games as the underdog, Columbia has a 0-3 record. Columbia’s ATS record this year stands at 0-2. Over the team’s previous three games, they are 0-1 ATS, with an average scoring margin of +12.

Columbia comes in with an over/under record of 1-1-0 through two games, with their games averaging a combined 145 points per game so far. The Lions have an over/under record of 1-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 88 points per game.

The Temple Owls Are Coming Off A Win

Today will mark Temple’s fourth game of the season, and they currently have a perfect 3-0 record. When you look at their last ten games at home, including last year, Temple has a 5-5 record. Temple has a perfect 3-0 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. Over their last ten games, which includes last season, Temple is 6-4 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Temple have had an average of 141 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 132.2 points. Their over/under record is 2-1-0. When analyzing the Owls’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 69 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Columbia Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Columbia offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Albany. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.4%, and they made 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa, who is averaging 11.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Kenny Noland also maintains a PPG average of 10.5 heading into game.

Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa (G) 11.8 4.0 2.8
Kenny Noland (G) 10.5 3.0 1.5
Avery Brown (G) 10.2 2.5 1.8

Temple Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 75.3 points per game, the Temple had a below average performance. They scored 66 points against Drexel and had a field goal percentage of 31%. Hysier Miller is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18. Meanwhile, Jahlil White also brings a PPG average of 14 into the game.

Hysier Miller (G) 18.0 5.0 4.0
Jahlil White (G) 14.0 8.7 1.3
Matteo Picarelli (G) 12.3 3.3 0.7

Columbia Team Defense

The Lions’ defense is presently ranked 38th nationally, allowing an average of 63.0 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Temple, the Columbia defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Columbia made 22 free-throws vs. the Lions.

Temple Team Defense

This season, the Temple defense has been impressive, holding the 54th position in the country while permitting an average of 65.7 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Temple’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.2% this season.

Lions vs Owls Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Lions offense has averaged 66 points per game while allowing an average of 88. Columbia posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Owls have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 7-2-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 71 points per game in these contests.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Lions have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Owls have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Lions vs Owls Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Owls vs. Lions matchup, our bet is to grab the Lions at +12.5. Even though our projections have the Owls winning 76-66, we see the Lions as the play on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 147.5, and our model projects the Lions and Owls to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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