Sunday, February 21, 2016
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The Temple Owls travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 16-9 and a road record of 6-3. They are 13-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-10. The Cougars have an overall record of 19-7 and a home record of 14-2. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 12-8 against the spread.
Quenton DeCosey comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Obi Enechionyia averages 10 points per game in 23.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Temple. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 17.1 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Devonta Pollard averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Temple averages 69.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 248th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 304th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 221st in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 159th and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 9.1 per game. The Owls allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 72nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 89th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 286th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 145th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in the Division 1.
Houston averages 78.7 points per game this year which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 41st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 188th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 186th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 28th with 10.9 per game. The Cougars allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 112th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 91st and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 123rd and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the nation. The Cougars force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in college basketball.
The Owls average 66.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Owls have an offensive rating of 103.8 and they assist on 53% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Temple turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.6%. The Owls give up 68 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 81.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 87.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.4 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 115.6 and 45.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Houston 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 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.8%. The Cougars give up 67 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 13-10 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 13-10 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 12-8 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 11-9 against the over/under
Temple Owls Injuries
02/20/16 C Ernest Aflakpui Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston U
Houston Cougars Injuries
02/01/16 G L.J. Rose Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Temple
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