Cincinnati vs Temple Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 AAC Tournament (Owls Put Up Fight in Fort Worth)

Cincinnati vs Temple Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 AAC Tournament (Owls Put Up Fight in Fort Worth)


Cincinnati vs Temple Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball AAC Tournament Game
  • Cincinnati (20-11, 11-7 AAC) vs. Temple (16-15, 10-8 AAC)
  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Dickies Arena -- Fort Worth, Texas
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The AAC Tournament continues on Friday with an exciting matchup between the Temple Owls and Cincinnati Bearcats. Temple is aiming to win its first AAC title, while Cincinnati is looking to earn its third. The winner of this quarterfinal game will face the victor of the East Carolina vs Houston game.

Temple enters as a loser in six of its last eight games following an 83-82 loss to Tulane at the end of the regular season. Meanwhile, Cincinnati has won four of its last six games thanks to a 97-74 victory over SMU on Sunday.

Which AAC squad will keep its conference title hopes alive with a win today? Let's dive in and explore.

Cincinnati vs Temple Odds & Spread

Cincinnati enters this contest as a moderate favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 141.5 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Cincinnati vs Temple Betting Trends

  • Cincinnati has covered the spread 20 times in 30 games.
  • Against the spread as 4.5-point favorites or more, the Bearcats are 14-5.
  • This year, 17 of Cincinnati's 30 games have hit the over.
  • Temple has beaten the spread 18 times in 31 games.
  • As 4.5-point underdogs or more, the Owls are 7-3 against the spread.
  • Temple has played 31 games this year, and 16 of them have gone over the total.
Cincinnati Rank Cincinnati AVG Temple AVG Temple Rank
41st 77.9 Points Scored 70.1 212th
163rd 69.7 Points Allowed 69.8 166th
61st 33.8 Rebounds 31.9 172nd
93rd 9.4 Off. Rebounds 7.8 242nd
30th 9.1 3pt Made 8 103rd
23rd 15.9 Assists 13.9 114th
39th 10.4 Turnovers 13.2 299th

Cincinnati vs Temple Prediction & Pick

The Owls undeniably fell apart at the end of the regular season, but the same thing cannot be said about the Bearcats. Cincinnati has found its groove on the offensive end, averaging 80.4 points on a 50.3% shooting percentage over its last five games. That success should continue on Friday as well.

Temple is allowing an average of 75.3 points over its last three games and is tallying 17.0 personal fouls per game on the year (No. 191 in NCAA). Those fouls result in 18.7 opponent free throws per game (No. 222 in NCAA). An opportunity to rack up trips to the charity stripe only helps Cincinnati.

Cincinnati has won 10 of its last 13 games against Temple, so trust the Bearcats on Friday.

Final Score Prediction: Cincinnati: 72 | Temple: 70

Cincinnati vs Temple Best Bet

Temple may not be racking up victories, but it is keeping games close. The Owls are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games overall and 7-2-2 ATS in games away from home this season. It's worth mentioning that they are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five games against the Bearcats, too.

The underdog is also 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings between Temple and Cincinnati. Head coach Aaron McKie knows how to keep his players engaged for a full 48 minutes, which is crucial in a game your team is not expected to win. Take the points in a contest that may easily come down to the wire.

Bet: Temple Owls +4.5 (-102)

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