Suspicious College Basketball Betting Eyed In Temple Game

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Temple University acknowledged it is looking into suspicious college basketball betting activity surrounding the men’s team’s 100-72 home loss to the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday night

From 1:24 p.m. to 2:29 p.m., the spread moved from UAB -2.5 to -8, as mentioned on VSIN

Over that span, no meaningful injury or suspension news arose. That began to raise suspicions of possible point shaving on the eve of March Madness betting ramping up throughout the country.

US Integrity looking into activity

American Athletic Conference monitor US Integrity is also looking into the suspicious betting activity, LSR confirmed. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board received an alert and is also reviewing the matter, a spokesperson told LSR.

“We can confirm that we are clients of US Integrity. That is all the comment we will have at this time,” a spokesperson for the AAC said.

Sports Illustrated first reported US Integrity’s involvement. 

Temple on college basketball betting

Temple released a statement on Friday morning:

“We are aware of the social media posts regarding last night’s men’s basketball game. We will review the reports thoroughly in accordance with university and NCAA policies.  While we can’t comment any further at this time, we take this matter very seriously.”

College basketball betting game stats

Temple was outrebounded, 41-19, in the loss. Its minus-22 rebounding margin was the program’s worst in 150 games, as tweeted by Dave Connelly of SportsGrid

Temple faced similar conversation in an earlier game this season against the University of Memphis

That spread moved from Memphis -6.5 to -10.5. Temple lost 84-77, although it covered the spread. 

NCAA has dealt with several probes

The NCAA has been inundated with various sports betting probes of late.

University of Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon was fired amid a sports betting probe.

Several University of Iowa and Iowa State University student-athletes were arrested as part of a sports betting probe. However, some ISU athletes had their cases dismissed.

Former Louisiana State University wide receiver Kayshon Boutte was arrested on charges involving illegal sports betting.