Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 129.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 17-6 and a road record of 5-1. They are 10-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-11. The Owls have an overall record of 14-8 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 12-8 against the spread.
Shonn Miller comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.4 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for UConn. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Quenton DeCosey averages 16.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Obi Enechionyia averages 9.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
UConn averages 74.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 131st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 139th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 105th and 121st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 33rd with 11 per game. The Huskies allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in the Division 1.
Temple averages 69.4 points per game this year which ranks them 243rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 307th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 231st in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 142nd and 188th respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 2nd with 9.2 per game. The Owls allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 76th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 67th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 292nd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 121st place in the nation. The Owls force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 69.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 21.3 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 110 and they assist on 51.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29%. The Huskies give up 63.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 55 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 73.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.3 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 103.2 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Temple turns it over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.2%. The Owls give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-8 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-11 against the over/under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 12-8 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 11-9 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/07/16 G Sam Cassell Jr. Shin expected to miss Sunday vs. East Carolina
Temple Owls Injuries
02/10/16 C Ernest Aflakpui Knee "?" Thursday vs. Connecticut
Josh's Pick: Take UConn
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