Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls 1/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls 1/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The #8 Houston Cougars will be dribbling toward the hoop against the Temple Owls at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 12:00 PM ET. No.8 Houston achieved their 5th game winning streak after busting the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes last Wednesday to a horrible score of 86-59. Houston at 12-1 topping all teams in the American Athletic Conference with a 7-1 conference record and a .875 team-percentage. Three players on double-digit scoring led the Cougars in their victories in Guard Marcus Sasser with 26 points. Guard Quentin Grimes contributed 18 points, 7 rebounds, and a team-high 5 assists while Tramon Mark added 11 points and 6 boards in the win. Forward Justin Gorham dominated the glass with a game-high 11 rebounds.

No.8 Houston had an excellent scoring in the field against Tulsa at 42.6% (29/68) shooting rate, connected 13 of 32 (40.6%) attempts from the rainbow territory, and sank 15 of 22 (68.2%) tries from the charity stripe. The Cougars dominated the glass with 27 defensive boards and 25 offensive rebounds while distributing a game-high 16 assists. Houston blocked 3 shots and stole the ball 12 times with 15 turnovers in the win. The Houston Cougars recorded a total of 17 personal fouls in the game.

Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls Predictions 1/23/2021

The Temple Owls earned a back-to-back win following a three-game losing streak after they defeated the Tulane Green Wave to a score of 65-57. Temple secured 7th place at 3-3 in the American Athletic Conference with a conference record of 2-3 and a team-percentage of .400. Guard Damian Dunn led his team in victory with 18 points, 2 assists, and 7 rebounds while Forward Jake Forrester added 17 points. Forward De’Vondre Perry contributed 10 points, 3 assists, and 7 boards while Forrester led the rebounding with 10 in the winning effort for the Owls.

Temple recorded a shooting rate of 41.5% (22/53) from the field, knocked down 8 of 23 attempts from downtown for 34.8% efficiency, and knocked down 13 of 23 (56.5%) tries from the free throw line. The Owls led the rebounding department with 48 total rebounds (9 coming from the offensive end) and dished out a game-high 17 assists. The Temple Owls ended up with only 2 blocks and 1 steal while losing the battle in turnover with 14 to 5. The team committed 15 personal fouls in the process.

#8 Houston Cougars vs. Temple Owls. The NCAAB Pick for this game is Houston -12.5. The Cougars are 4-1 ATS in its last 5 outings and 6-1 SU in its last 7 matches versus Temple. The totals went UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 contests on the road. The Owls are 5-2 ATS in its last 7 outings and the totals went UNDER in 4 of Temple’s last 5 games at home. Houston’s tough defense will contain the offense of Temple while the Cougars’ potent offense that won 5 successive games will humiliate the ailing defense of the Owls and bring home the victory on Saturday. Final score prediction, Houston Cougars will win and cover ATS at 72-60.

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Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls 1/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 12:00 PM ET

Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021


NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Cougars -12.5

NCAAB Totals: 132

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