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Houston vs. Temple odds, line: 2023 college basketball picks, Jan. 22 predictions from proven computer model

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An American Athletic battle is on tap between the Temple Owls and the No. 1 Houston Cougars at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday at Fertitta Center. The Cougars are 18-1 overall and 11-1 at home, while Temple is 11-9 overall and 4-2 on the road. Temple has won three of its last five games, while Houston has won nine straight. 

The Cougars are favored by 19.5 points in the latest Houston vs. Temple odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 131.5. Before entering any Temple vs. Houston picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 11 of the season 41-21 on all-top rated college basketball picks, returning more than $1,200 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Houston vs. Temple. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Houston vs. Temple:

  • Houston vs. Temple spread: Houston -19.5
  • Houston vs. Temple over/under: 131.5 points
  • Houston vs. Temple money line: Houston -3500, Temple +1350
  • Houston vs. Temple picks: See picks here

Featured Game | Houston Cougars vs. Temple Owls

What you need to know about Houston

Houston made easy work of the Tulane Green Wave last Tuesday and carried off an 80-60 win. It was another big night for Houston’s guard Marcus Sasser, who shot 7-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points. For the season, Sasser is averaging 16.9 points, 3.1 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. 

The Cougars feature the nation’s top-ranked scoring defense, giving up just 53.3 points per game this season. Houston is allowing opponents to knock down just 24.9% of their 3-point attempts this season, which ranks second in the country. 

What you need to know about Temple

Meanwhile, Temple didn’t have too much trouble with the East Carolina Pirates at home this past Wednesday as the Owls won 73-58. Temple can attribute much of its success to guard Damian Dunn, who had 22 points in addition to five rebounds. 

Khalif Battle also had a big night…

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