UCF Knights vs. Temple Owls: 1/14/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 14, 2021

The Temple Owls (1-3) are 3.5-point underdogs as they try to turn around a three-game losing streak when they host the UCF Knights (3-3) on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Liacouras Center. The game airs at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The over/under is 135 in the matchup.

Betting Information

UCF vs Temple Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UCF -3.5 -111 -111 135 -108 -113 -174 139

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Total Facts

  • In 50% of their opportunities this season (three of six chances), the Knights and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 135 points.
  • Temple and its opponents have combined to score at least 135 points in two of four opportunities (50%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 3.6 less points per game (131.4) than this game’s over/under of 135 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 141.8 points per game, 6.8 more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Knights average point total in outings this year is 134.5, 0.5 points below the over/under in this game.
  • Owls games this season have averaged a total of 138.8 points, 3.8 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Knights score 66.2 points per game, 7.3 fewer points than the 73.5 the Owls allow.
  • UCF is 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall when scoring more than 73.5 points.
  • When Temple allows more than 66.2 points, it is 1-1-1 against the spread and 0-3 overall.
  • The Owls average just 3.1 fewer points than the Knights give up to opponents (68.3).
  • Temple has compiled a 1-1 overall record and a 1-0-1 ATS record in games it scores more than 68.3 points.
  • UCF has a 2-2 record overall and an ATS record of 2-2 in games when its opponents score more than 65.2 points.
  • The Knights have a -13-point scoring differential on the season (-2.1 per game). The Owls have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-33 total points, -8.3 per game).

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UCF Betting Information

  • The Knights have been an even bet against the spread this season at 3-3.
  • UCF has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 2 times in 6 contests (33.3%).

Temple Betting Information

  • Temple has covered the spread in more than half of its games, going 2-1-1 ATS.
  • The Owls have fared well as a 3.5-point underdog, going 1-0 against the spread when they are at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • Temple and its opponents have hit the over in half of their games this year — 2 of 4.

Head to Head

UCF vs Temple (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/31/2019 Temple -1 137 -120 -104 Regular Season 62-58 TEMPLE
3/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-62 TEMPLE
1/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-73 UCF

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UCF Leaders

  • The leader in rebounds and assists for the Knights is Dre Fuller Jr., who pulls down 5.8 boards and distributes 3.2 assists per game to go with a 7.2 PPG scoring average.
  • UCF’s leading scorer is Brandon Mahan, who tallies 17.5 points a game in addition to his 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
  • Darin Green Jr. leads the Knights in three-point shooting with an average of 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Isaiah Adams and C.J. Walker lead UCF on the defensive end, with Adams leading the team in steals averaging 2.0 per game and Walker in blocks averaging 1.8 per contest.

Temple Leaders

  • Damian Dunn racks up 14.3 points per game to be the top scorer for the Owls.
  • The Owls’ leader in rebounds is De’Vondre Perry with 7.8 per outing, and their leader in assists is Jeremiah Williams with 3.5 per game.
  • Brendan Barry leads the Owls in three-point shooting with an average of 3.5 made threes per game.
  • Temple’s leader in steals is Williams (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Nick Jourdain (1.0 per game).
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