Temple Owls vs. Louisville Cardinals Odds & NCAAB Free Pick

Temple vs Louisville Preview

Temple is 10-13-1 ATS with an O/U record of 11-12 and Louisville is 14-11 ATS with an O/U record of 12-11.[ad-4468020]

Temple Owls vs. Louisville Cardinals Preview
Venue/ Stadium: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Time/Date: 9 PM EST Thursday, February 27, 2014
Moneyline: OFF
Spread: Louisville -21.5
Over/Under:  OFF
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ATS Matchup Stats | Gambling Insight!

This season Louisville is 14-2 at home and Temple is 3-9 on the road.

In their last games the Louisville beat Cincinnati 58-57 and Temple lost to Memphis 82-79 in OT.

7th ranked Louisville has won 6 straight and has already beaten Temple on the road earlier this season. The Cardinals beat Cincinnati in their last game, but they still trail them by ? game in the AAC standings. 2 of their last 4 games in the regular season come against ranked teams.

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Temple is 7-19 and in the basement of the AAC standings and they can just play spoiler in this game. The Owls have lost 6 of their last 7 games and this will be their 4th game in a row facing a ranked team. They are HUGE 21.5-point underdogs, but their last win was facing a ranked SMU squad.

The Owls have lost 8 straight road games losing by an average of 11 ppg.

The Louisville offense is a high scoring one ranking 13th in the nation in points per game. Russ Smith leads the team in scoring, but he is coming off a tough game. The Owls have their work cut out for them facing a Cardinals’ team that has 4 players average in double figures.

In their earlier win over Temple the Cardinals scored 82 points, winning by 24 points, shot over 51% from the floor, and they played great D holding Temple to 37.3% shooting.
The Owls must get a good game from the G duo of Dalton Pepper (17.2 ppg) and Will Cummings (16.3 ppg), who are the team’s leading scorers. These 2 only combined for 23 points in 7/20 shooting in their earlier loss to Louisville.

This season Temple is 1-7 facing top 25 teams.

Temple has lost 20 straight road games facing ranked teams.

Betting Trends

Temple is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, and they have an Under record of 10-4 in their last 14 road games.

Louisville is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record, and they have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.

Jason’s Pick:

Temple did get crushed in their home game facing Louisville, but have been decent in the last few games facing tough teams. The Cardinals will win this AAC match up, but the Owls will cover.

Player Injuries

[G] 12/30/2013 – Kevin Ware out for season ( Shin )

[G] 01/03/2014 – Daniel Dingle out for season ( Knee )
(!)[F] 02/26/2014 – Anthony Lee “?” Thursday vs. Louisville ( Toe )

By Jason Green

Jason Green is back with Cappers Picks again to give out his free sports plays. As always he's hoping the Braves and Redskins can win a championship since their last one in the 90’s was long ago. He’s starting to know the pain of Cubs fans.