How to watch Elon vs. Temple basketball game
Temple @ Elon
Current Records: Temple 1-3; Elon 2-3
What to Know
The Elon Phoenix will take on the Temple Owls at 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday at TD Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
The contest between Elon and the Ole Miss Rebels this past Friday was not a total blowout, but with the Phoenix falling 74-56, it was darn close to turning into one. Guard Darius Burford (16 points) was the top scorer for Elon.
Meanwhile, Temple suffered a grim 82-62 defeat to the Boise State Broncos this past Friday. Guard Khalif Battle put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 19 points. Battle had some trouble finding his footing against the Clemson Tigers this past Thursday, so this was a step in the right direction.
Elon is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
The losses put Elon at 2-3 and the Owls at 1-3. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Phoenix are 29th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11 on average. Temples have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the matchup with the 20th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.8 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET
- Where: TD Arena — Charleston, South Carolina
- TV: ESPN University
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Live Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
The Owls are a 4.5-point favorite against the Phoenix, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.