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    The No. 1 Houston Cougars (18-1, 6-0 AAC) host the Temple Owls (11-9, 5-2 AAC) after winning five straight home games. The Cougars are heavy favorites by 20.5 points in the contest, which tips at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 22, 2023. The matchup’s over/under is 130.5.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cougars vs. Owls

    • Game Day: Sunday, January 22, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Arena: Fertitta Center
    Houston vs Temple Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Houston -20.5 130.5

    Houston Betting Stats & Information

    • Houston has won 14 of 15 games when listed as the moneyline favorite this season (93.3%).
    • The Cougars have not played a game with moneyline odds of -5000 or shorter.
    • The Cougars are 13-6-0 ATS this season.
    • Houston’s average point total in outings this season is 129.4, 1.1 points below the over/under in this game.

    Temple Betting Stats & Info

    • Temple has been underdogs in eight games this season and won five (62.5%) of those contests.
    • The Owls have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +1800 moneyline set for this game.
    • The Owls have gone 11-7-2 ATS this year.
    • The average total for Temple’s games this season is seven more points than the point total of 130.5 in this outing.

    Houston vs. Temple Season Stat Comparison

    Houston Rank Houston AVG Temple AVG Temple Rank
    79th 76.2 Points Scored 69.3 239th
    1st 53.3 Points Allowed 68.3 157th
    14th 36.8 Rebounds 32.4 170th
    6th 12.4 Off. Rebounds 8 249th
    148th 7.8 3pt Made 7.5 180th
    86th 14.6 Assists 12.9 210th
    7th 9.6 Turnovers 13.3 278th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Houston Cougars Leaders

    • The Cougars scoring leader is Marcus Sasser, who averages 16.9 per contest to go with 2.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
    • Houston’s leading rebounder is J’wan Roberts averaging 7.1 boards per game and its best passer is Jamal Shead and his 5.2 assists per game.
    • Sasser leads the Cougars in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Temple Owls Leaders

    • Khalif Battle puts up 17.6 points per game and is the top scorer for the Owls.
    • The Temple leaders in rebounding and assists are Jahlil White with 5.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 5.5 points and 1.8 assists per game) and Hysier Miller with 3.6 assists per game (he also tacks on 8.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game).
    • Battle is consistent from distance and leads the Owls with 2.9 made threes per game.

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