UCF Knights vs. Temple Owls: 2/27/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 27, 2021

Isaiah Adams leads the UCF Knights (8-11) into a matchup with the Temple Owls (5-10) after putting up 26 points in an 84-81 win over Tulane. The Knights are 5.5-point favorites in the game on Saturday, February 27, 2021, which starts at 4:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The matchup has an over/under set at 136.5 points.

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 -5.5 -110 -110 136.5 -110 -110 -240 194

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Computer picks for UCF vs Temple
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UCF (-5.5) Under (136.5) UCF 71 Temple 65

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Total Facts

  • The Knights and their opponents have combined to score more than 136.5 points in 47.4% of their games this year (nine of 19 opportunities).
  • Temple and its opponents have added up to score more than 136.5 points in 53.3% of their matchups this season (eight of 15 opportunities).
  • These teams average a combined 132.6 points per game, 3.9 less points than the total of 136.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Knights and the Owls have seen their opponents average a combined 2.3 more points per game than the point total of 136.5 set in this outing.
  • The average point total in Knights games this year is 0.9 more points than the over/under of 136.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Owls this season is 2.5 points less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 67.1 points the Knights average per game are just 1.4 fewer points than the Owls give up (68.5).
  • When UCF scores more than 68.5 points, it is 5-2 overall and 6-0 against the spread.
  • When Temple allows more than 67.1 points, it is 3-5-1 against the spread and 0-9 overall.
  • The Owls’ 65.5 points per game are only 4.8 fewer points than the 70.3 the Knights allow to opponents.
  • Temple has put together a 2-2 overall record and a 2-0-1 ATS record in games it scores more than 70.3 points.
  • UCF has an ATS record of 5-6 and a 3-8 record overall when its opponents score more than 65.5 points.
  • The Knights have a -61-point scoring differential on the season (-3.2 per game). The Owls have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-46 total points, -3 per game).

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UCF Betting Information

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Knights have covered 10 times in 19 contests.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Knights have fared well against the spread, putting together a 1-0 record.
  • UCF has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 10 of 19 games for a 52.6% rate.

Temple Betting Information

  • The Owls have a winning record against the spread, going 8-6-1 ATS (covering 53.3% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Owls have a record ATS of 1-1.
  • Temple and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this year — 7 of 15 (46.7%).

Head to Head

UCF vs Temple (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/14/2021 UCF -3 135 -159 +131 Regular Season 62-55 TEMPLE
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 points and assists for the Knights is Darius Perry, who scores 14.7 points and dishes out 3.3 assists per game.
  • Brandon Mahan is UCF’s best rebounder, hauling in an average of 5.1 boards in each contest while scoring 13.0 points per game.
  • Perry leads the Knights in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Adams and C.J. Walker lead UCF on the defensive end, with Adams leading the team in steals averaging 1.3 per game and Walker in blocks averaging 1.7 per contest.

Temple Leaders

  • Khalif Battle is the top scorer for the Owls with 14.7 points per game. He also adds 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Temple’s leader in rebounds is Jake Forrester with 6.1 per game, and its leader in assists is Jeremiah Williams with 4.3 per game.
  • Battle leads the Owls in three-point shooting with an average of 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Temple’s leader in steals is Williams (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Nick Jourdain (0.8 per game).
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