Sunday's Best Bet in College Basketball: To the AAC we go
Sunday's Best Bet in College Basketball: To The AAC We Go
It's a smaller slate today in college hoops so I am only focusing on one game in particular. Temple Vs Tulane is a very interesting American Athletic Conference matchup and I think one team is in a very good spot to grab a win. Let's get to it.
Temple vs Tulane Prediction
Tulane has been a very resurgent program over the past few years. They used to be bottom dwellers in this conference but have slowly improved every year and are now a legit team in the AAC. Tulane comes into this game with a 12-12 record but are currently fourth in the conference standings at 9-6.
In this matchup, they will face a temple team who has been playing very well at home and has beaten some solid teams over the past month. Temple has notched wins over SMU, Cincinnati, UCF, and played Houston very tough at home. Temple is a very tough and hardnosed team who has played very solid defense this year.
Temple is currently ranked 15th in the country in effective field goal percentage defense, 13th in defensive 3-point percentage, and 32nd in defensive 3-point percentage. Those are excellent numbers and I think Tulane is going to have a hard time scoring today. On the other side of the ball, Temple has been inconsistent on offense but one thing they do really well is draw fouls and get to the free throw line.
They are ninth in the country in drawn foul rate and I expect them to get to the line a lot today against a very physical Tulane defense. In the first matchup between these 2 teams, it was a nailbiter that went to overtime before Tulane eventually pulled away for the win, but I think Temple gets back on track here in a solid revenge spot. We have seen home teams in this similar spot start slow and come back in the second half, so I am rolling with Temple on the full game ML at -130 for one of my most confident college basketball picks of the day.
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Joey has spent the last 6+ years betting on sports with a focus on basketball and baseball. Basketball is his main focus, and not many people know more about mid-major basketball than him. Whether you need advice on a Saturday night primetime game or a Tuesday night back-alley SWAC/MEAC game, Joey is your man.