Temple Owls vs Villanova Wildcats NCAA College Basketball Free Betting Now, New Predictions, Odds, Lines, Picks


Temple Owls
Temple Owls
7-1 (2-0 V)
8:30 pm ET, Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Villanova Wildcats
Villanova Wildcats
6-2 (2-2 H)
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1
Temple Owls vs Villanova Wildcats NCAA College Basketball Free Betting Now, New Predictions, Odds, Lines, Picks

Temple Owls vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Live Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline TopBet MyBookie
12/05
8:30p
561
562
Temple
Villanova
138½
10
143
143o-115
8-115
-
-
143
8

Temple Owls vs Villanova Wildcats Match Preview and Free Picks

No. 21 Villanova passed its first Big 5 challenge of the season and will once again face a local rival Wednesday when Temple pays a visit to the Wildcats' campus. The Big 5 is an annual round-robin between five Philadelphia area schools, and the Wildcats are actually slated to play four consecutive Big 5 games this month - a run that continues on Wednesday against the fast-starting Owls.

Villanova has won 23 straight Big 5 games, including Saturday's 85-78 win against La Salle, as the defending national champions continue to win local matchups despite losing many key players to the NBA. "We had the great confidence that over the last few years that we were eventually going to wear people down," Villanova coach Jay Wright told reporters. "Well, none of those guys are on this team, so that confidence isn't there."

Eric Paschall and Phil Booth, two of the returning players from the title team, combined for 46 points against the Explorers and hope to match or exceed that number against the Owls. Temple improved to 7-1 with a Big 5 win of its own Saturday, recording a 77-70 road triumph against Saint Joseph's.

Temple Owls vs Villanova Wildcats Key Players Betting Report

Temple Owls: The Owls received 15 points apiece from Shizz Alston Jr. and Quinton Rose against St. Joe's, continuing their best start since 2012-13 when the team started 8-1. Alston and Rose average 17.1 points apiece and combine for 8.4 assists and 3.9 steals out of the backcourt. Nate Pierre-Louis (11.3 points) scored in double digits in each of the first five games but has not reached the 10-point mark in three straight contests.

Villanova WildcatsThe Wildcats shot 55.1 percent from the field against La Salle, made 12-of-21 from 3-point range and connected on 19-of-23 foul shots in one of their best performances since dominating Michigan in last season's NCAA Tournament title game. Paschall, who got off to a slow start this season, is averaging 21.3 points in the last three games and 15.8 overall - just behind Booth (16.9) among the team scoring leaders. Collin Gillespie (11.3 points) has 32 points over the last two outings and is shooting 41.9 percent from 3-point land this season.

Temple Owls

Villanova Wildcats

Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Temple  O 143.0 (-110)
Villanova (#21) U 143.0 (-110)
First Half
Spread Moneyline Total
Temple  O 67.0 (-110)
Villanova (#21) U 67.0 (-110)
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