Temple Men’s Basketball 2021-2022 Betting Preview: National Championship, Final Four and AAC odds

Written By Nathan Frederick on November 9, 2021

Things are looking up. If nothing else, the improved conditions of the COVID pandemic should help push Temple Owls men’s basketball to a more stable season. Last year, the Owls had five stoppages because of coronavirus protocols and stumbled to a 5-11 record.

This year, Temple is ranked eighth in the American Athletic Conference preseason poll. Houston and Memphis are expected to lead the league. But the Owls roster features four returning starters, which should give the team some experience to build on.

Pennsylvania sports betting apps are filled with futures markets for the 2021-2022 college basketball season. Let’s take a look at Temple’s odds.

Temple men’s basketball futures odds in PA (updated)

2021-22 American Athletic Conference basketball odds

(via DraftKings)

  • Houston: +250
  • Memphis: +250
  • Wichita State: +550
  • UCF: +750
  • Cincinnati: +750
  • SMU: +800
  • Tulsa: +3500
  • Temple: +4000
  • Tulane: +7000
  • South Florida: +13000
  • East Carolina: +13000

Comparing Temple Owls AAC basketball odds

  • BetRivers: +8000
  • DraftKings: +4000
  • FanDuel: +3500

Temple 2021-22 men’s basketball players to watch

The Owls will be led this season by sophomore guard Khalif Battle. Battle averaged 15.0 points and 6.4 rebounds/game last season and was named a third-team All-AAC selection. Other key players include:

  • Damian Dunn – Averaged 13.5 points/game last season
  • Jake Forrester – Averaged 9.3 ppg and 6.4 rpg last year
  • Jeremiah Williams – 9.3 ppg, 4.1 apg as a starter last season

Temple Owls 2021-22 Schedule

Temple opens the season on Wednesday with a home game against Maryland Eastern-Shore at 7 p.m. The Owls other prominent games include:

  • 12/29: at No. 4 Villanova
  • 1/2: vs. No. 15 Houston
  • 2/24: at No. 12 Memphis
  • 3/3: at No. 15 Houston

Temple’s 2022 Final Four Odds

Teams that start the college basketball season with the best odds to make the 2022 Final Four:

  • Gonzaga: +190
  • Michigan: +330
  • UCLA: +380
  • Villanova: +380

At present, it appears Temple’s odds are off the board. However, a couple of early season wins could earn the Owls some pricing. Stay tuned.

For the 2022 National Championship, Temple is +20000 at BetMGM.

2022 NCAA basketball championship current odds

Lead image credit: AP Photo/Michael Wyke

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