Temple @ UCF
Current Records: Temple 13-9; UCF 13-7
What to Know
Get ready for an American Athletic battle as the Temple Owls and the UCF Knights will face off at noon ET Saturday at Addition Financial Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with UCF winning the first 65-48 on the road and Temple taking the second 66-62.
The Owls sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 79-76 win over the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday. Temple's guard Khalif Battle looked sharp as he had 25 points. Battle had some trouble finding his footing against the Houston Cougars on Sunday, so this was a step in the right direction.
Meanwhile, UCF lost to Houston at home by a decisive 82-71 margin. Guard Darius Johnson had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with only nine points on 3-for-11 shooting in his 32 minutes on the court.
The Owls are expected to lose this next one by 5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 5-1-1 against the spread when expected to lose.
Temple's victory lifted them to 13-9 while UCF's loss dropped them down to 13-7. We'll see if Temple can repeat their recent success or if the Knights bounce back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Addition Financial Arena -- Orlando, Florida
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $1.98
The Knights are a 5-point favorite against the Owls, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Knights as an 8.5-point favorite.
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Temple have won seven out of their last 12 games against UCF.
- Jan 05, 2022 - Temple 66 vs. UCF 62
- Dec 15, 2021 - UCF 65 vs. Temple 48
- Jan 14, 2021 - Temple 62 vs. UCF 55
- Dec 31, 2019 - Temple 62 vs. UCF 58
- Mar 09, 2019 - Temple 67 vs. UCF 62
- Jan 02, 2019 - UCF 78 vs. Temple 73
- Feb 25, 2018 - Temple 75 vs. UCF 56
- Jan 07, 2018 - UCF 60 vs. Temple 39
- Feb 22, 2017 - UCF 71 vs. Temple 69
- Dec 31, 2016 - UCF 77 vs. Temple 53
- Feb 27, 2016 - Temple 63 vs. UCF 61
- Feb 06, 2016 - Temple 62 vs. UCF 60