Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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The George Washington Colonials travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Temple as 3 point favorites.
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The Colonials come into this game with an overall record of 5-4 and a road record of 1-0. They are 1-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4. The Owls have an overall record of 6-2 and a home record of 3-1. They have an over/under record of 5-2 and they are 6-1 against the spread.
Tyler Cavanaugh comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Colonials. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Yuta Watanabe averages 13.4 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for George Washington. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Obi Enechionyia averages 19.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
George Washington averages 69 points per contest this season which ranks them 249th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them ranked 315th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 314th in the country. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game which ranks them 32nd and 289th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 296th with 15.8 per game. The Colonials allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 152nd and 243rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 265th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in Division 1.
Temple averages 77.8 points per game this year which ranks them 78th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 143rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 91st in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 116th and 72nd respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 21st with 11 per game. The Owls allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 185th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 132nd and 253rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 226th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 233rd place in the nation. The Owls force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in college basketball.
The Colonials average 68 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Colonials have an offensive rating of 97.9 and they assist on 51% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. George Washington turns the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.6%. The Colonials give up 75.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 76.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.2 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 108.9 and 55% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Temple turns it over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.1%. The Owls give up 69.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
George Washington Colonials Betting Trends
The George Washington Colonials are 1-6 against the spread
The George Washington Colonials are 3-4 against the over/under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 6-1 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 5-2 against the over/under
George Washington Colonials Injuries
12/03/16 G Yuta Watanabe Calf out indefinitely
Temple Owls Injuries
11/08/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body expected to redshirt
Josh's Pick: Take Temple
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