Georgia Bulldogs (1-0) vs Temple Owls (2-0)Date : 11/13/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Georgia Bulldogs vs Temple Owls
The Georgia Bulldogs will travel to The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to battle the Temple Owls on Tuesday night beginning at 7 pm EST. The Owls are coming off an 83-67 home win over the Titans of Detroit Mercy as they would regroup after a horrible first half to where they went down by four at the break to outscore the Titans 46-26 in the second half en route to the exciting victory.
The Bulldogs are also coming off a win to where they picked up the 110-76 blowout win versus the Savannah State Tigers on Friday night as they held the road team to only 31% shooting form the floor in the contest. Teshaun Hightower led Georgia in scoring with 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists while going three for six on the long ball as the Bulldogs went 11 of 27 from behind the arc. These two teams met last year on December 22, 2017 as the Bulldogs came away with the 84-66 win at home as a horrible first half doomed the Owls in this contest as they ended up shooting 39% for the game. On the other hand, the Bulldogs shot 48% from the field while outrebounding the Owls 47-28.
Georgia Bulldogs's Latest Performance :
The Bulldogs allowed just 31% shooting on the night for the Savannah State Tigers while allowing them to shoot 17 of 58 from three-point range. Georgia, on the other hand, got 18 points from Tyshaun Hightower while also getting 15 points from Nicolas Claxton in the victory to pick up their first win of the season. UGA also had a great shooting night as they went 57% from the field while shooting 41% from three-point range while going up by 24 points at the half as they cruised to victory in a one-sided affair.
They will now match up versus a Temple team that was lackluster on defense versus their last opponent. In fact, the Bulldogs may indeed have success as they are coming into the matchup red hot after an outstanding display on both ends versus an overmatched team in Savannah State on Friday night.
Temple Owls 's Latest Performance :
Temple got 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists from Shizz Alston Jr as the Owls picked up an 83-67 home win over the Titans of Detroit Mercy on November 9th. Detroit would go in at the half with a 41-37 lead over the Owls, however, the home team rallied in the second half to outscore the road team 46-26 in which to take the lead along with come out with a hard fought victory. The Owls outrebounded the Titans by a 34-21 margin while allowing 48% shooting from the field along with 36% from three-point range. The Owls, on the other hand, also had a great shooting night in hitting 47% of their shots while nailing 11 three pointers for the game.
Primarily due to a huge night by Alston Jr along with their ability to rebound, Temple was able to pull out a huge home victory. They will now turn their attention to the Georgia Bulldogs who hammered their last opponent on the boards by a 58-38 margin.
How Georgia Bulldogs & Temple Owls Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Georgia is 1-1 ATS while the OU is 1-0
Temple is 0-1-1 ATS while the OU is 0-2
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for the Bulldogs to have a rougher go of it in this matchup. The Owls are coming off a dismal defensive performance versus the Titans of Detroit Mercy and would like nothing better than to improve in this area versus a confidence Georgia team on Tuesday. This will certainly not be easy as the Bulldogs had five players in double digits in their first win of the season, however, Shizz Alston Jr is also an outstanding talent for the Owls and will certainly keep the home team in the game.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Temple Owls
My reason for the pick :
The Owls will certainly grind out a slim victory in this matchup. As stated, the Bulldogs had a very easy matchup in their first outing of the season and will find it much more difficult versus the Owls. With that being said, the home team will look to play much better perimeter defense than in their last outing as they will certainly like to contain a Georgia offense that put up 110 points to begin the season. Also, expect for their offense to look to get things going versus a Bulldogs team that played lock down defense on a Savannah State team.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
Look for the under to be the play in this contest as you have a Temple team that will be looking for a much better performance than the one they illustrated in their most prior win. Also, the Bulldogs played well on the defensive end thus far as well and will play solid versus a Temple team that, despite having a potential star in Alston Jr, have problems scoring at times. The under has been the play in two of the last three games for both teams dating back to last year.
Betting trends for Georgia Bulldogs:
- The under is 4-2 in Georgia’s last six games
- The Bulldogs are 2-3 ATS in their last five road games
Betting trends for Temple Owls :
- The under is 5-1 in Temple’s last six games
- The Under is 3-1 in Temple’s last four home games