The Memphis Tigers will look to continue their recent mastery of the Temple Owls when they meet in American Athletic Conference action on Thursday in Philadelphia. The Tigers (16-6, 5-4 AAC), who have won the last five meetings against Temple, outlasted the Owls (8-14, 1-8 AAC) 86-77 in their last meeting on Feb. 12, 2023. Temple, which is on a seven-game losing streak overall, last beat Memphis in 2019, an 85-76 win at Philadelphia. The Tigers hold a 14-11 edge in the all-time series.

Tip-off from Liacouras Center in Philadelphia is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Tigers are 6.5-point favorites in the latest Memphis vs. Temple odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 147. Before making any Temple vs. Memphis picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 14 of the 2023-24 season on a 124-82 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $2,000 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 20-9 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Memphis vs. Temple and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Temple vs. Memphis:

  • Memphis vs. Temple spread: Memphis -6.5
  • Memphis vs. Temple over/under: 147 points
  • Memphis vs. Temple money line: Memphis -289, Temple +232
  • MEM: The Tigers are 0-5 ATS in their last five games
  • TEM: The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games against Memphis
  • Memphis vs. Temple picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Memphis can cover

Although he has played in just 11 games, including two starts, senior transfer forward Nae'Qwan Tomlin is making an impact for the Tigers. The former Kansas State player has scored in double figures in seven games, including one double-double – a 15-point and 15-rebound effort in an 81-70 win over Austin Peay on Dec. 30. He scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 78-75 win at Tulsa on Jan. 4. For the year, he is averaging 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and one block in 23.1 minutes of action. He is connecting on 54.2% of his field goals, including 40% from 3-point range.

Another key contributor is senior transfer guard Jaykwon Walton, who spent last season at Wichita State after playing his first two years at Georgia. In 22 games, including 19 starts, he is averaging 9.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 27.7 minutes. He has reached double-figure scoring 11 times this year, including a season-high 23 points in a 112-86 win at Wichita State on Jan. 14. In a 74-71 loss to Rice last week, he scored 12 points, while adding two rebounds, two assists and two steals. See which team to pick here

Why Temple can cover

Junior guard Hysier Miller helps fuel the Owls' offense and has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last four games. In a 69-66 loss to Rice on Jan. 20, he poured in 24 points while dishing out seven assists. He had a season-high 29 points in a 78-73 loss to Columbia on Nov. 18. For the year, he is averaging 15.9 points, 4.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 36.5 minutes of action.

Junior transfer Jordan Riley has also been heating up of late. The former Georgetown standout has played in 19 games at Temple, making 15 starts. He scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds in Sunday's overtime loss at Tulane. In 28.9 minutes of action, he is averaging 12.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.3 steals and one assist. See which team to pick here

How to make Temple vs. Memphis picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 147 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can only see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Memphis vs. Temple, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 20-9 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks