David DeJulius pumped reaction

Mar 5, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats guard David DeJulius (5) reacts after making a three-point basket towards the Southern Methodist Mustangs within the second half at Fifth Third Area. Necessary Credit score: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-point favorites vs the Temple Owls in AAC Event play Friday
  • Cincinnati and Temple will play for the third time this yr, with each groups selecting up a win
  • See under for the newest Temple vs Cincinnati odds, plus evaluation and greatest bets

With the Houston Cougars anticipated to lock down a no. 1 seed in SBD’s projected March Insanity bracket, maybe that opens the door for the Temple Owls (16-15, 10-8 AAC) or Cincinnati Bearcats (20-11, 11-7 AAC) within the American Athletic Convention Event.

The 4th-seeded Bearcats and Fifth-seeded Owls sq. off in quarterfinal play Friday, with all video games going on the Dickies Area, in Fort Value Texas.

The winner will get the top-seeded Cougars within the semifinals, with the event winner incomes an automated bid to the NCAA Event.

Temple and Cincinnati might be taking part in the rubber match of their season collection, with every group successful one earlier matchup.

Motion will get underway at 3pm ET, and could be seen stay ESPN2 and ESPN+.

Temple vs Cincinnati Odds

Staff Unfold Moneyline Complete
+5 (-110) +175 Ov 141.5 (-110)
-5 (-110) -205 Un 141.5 (-110)

Cincinnati enters as 5-point favorites, and -205 on the moneyline, an implied win likelihood of 67.21%. The sport additionally encompasses a whole of 141.5.

Odds as of Mar 9 at DraftKings. 

Temple vs Cincinnati Betting Evaluation

The Owls stagger into AAC quarterfinal play, having dropped six of their ultimate eight to finish the season. Their final recreation was an 83-82 loss at Tulane, a recreation they trailed by 10 at half, falling simply in need of the comeback win.

Damian Dunn led Temple with 21 factors, 5 rebounds and two assists, the 4th-straight recreation he’s led the group in scoring. Jamille Reynolds was a power off the bench, pouring in 17 factors, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks.

Temple is ninth within the convention in scoring, placing up 70.1 factors per recreation, and so they ranked 122nd in KenPom’s adjusted offensive effectivity metric. Whereas they shot simply 33.2% from three-point vary, they did hit the Third-most threes within the convention.

The Owls downed Cincinnati 70-61 on New Yr’s day. Jahlil White was the distinction maker in that one, main the group with 14 factors and 16 rebounds, including two blocks.

Temple vs Cincinnati Head-to-Head

5 AAC Event Seed 4
16-15 Season Report 20-11
70.1 Factors per Recreation 77.9
69.8 Factors Towards per Recreation 69.7
50.1% Efficient FG% 52.2%
48.6% Opponent Efficient FG% 47.8%

The Bearcats closed out the season sturdy, successful three of their final 4. They closed the yr crushing the SMU Mustangs 97-74. David DeJulius dropped 30 factors with six assists. Landers Nolley II added 24 factors, 5 rebounds and two assists.

Simply two video games prior, the Cincinnati backcourt was very important after they knocked off Temple 88-83 in OT on  Feb 22. Nolley II had 20 factors and 5 rebounds, matched by DeJulius’ 20 with seven assists. Dunn gave the ‘Cats all they might deal with, scoring a game-high 34 factors, with three rebounds and three assists.

The Bearcats made hay on the stripe, going 28-for-30 from the free throw line, outscoring the Owls by 11 in that class.

Cincinnati was constant on each side of the ball within the AAC this season, rating third in scoring at 77.9 factors per recreation, main the convention in 3-point makes, on the second-best hit charge of 36%.

Ranked 63rd general in KenPom, they’re fifty fifth in offensive effectivity, and 76th in defensive effectivity. Their 69.7 factors allowed was 4th-best within the convention, only a tic higher than Temple.

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Temple vs Cincinnati Prediction

Whereas Temple has struggled to place up wins down the house stretch, they’ve nonetheless been an excellent wager, going 4-0 towards the unfold of their final 4, and so they’re even higher towards higher competitors, going 5-1-1 ATS of their final seven vs groups with a successful proportion of .600 or larger.

The Bearcats are an excellent wager after successful massive, working a 4-1 ATS mark of their final 5 video games following a win of over 20 factors.

As attractive as it’s to select the Owls to cowl, the full is the wager it is best to goal. The over has hit in eight of the Owls’ final 10 video games, whereas the over is 6-1-1 in Cincinnati’s final eight contests.

The groups cruised previous this whole even earlier than hitting additional time of their final matchup, and in the event that they follow their season scoring averages, this could hit simply.


Eric Rosales

Sports activities Author & Editor