Thursday, November 17, 2016
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The Temple Owls travel to Mullins Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has UMass as 2.5 point favorites. The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 1-1. The Minutemen have an overall record of 1-1 and a home record of 1-0.
Obi Enechionyia comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Daniel Dingle averages 17 points per game in 38.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Temple. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Luwane Pipkins averages 16 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Minutemen. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Dejon Jarreau averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Temple averages 74.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 161st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 221st. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 228th in the country. They average 46 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 124th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 40th with 9.5 per game. The Owls allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 182nd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 103rd and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 186th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 194th place in the country. They force 9 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in Division 1.
UMass averages 89 points per game this year which ranks them 37th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 198th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 207th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per contest which ranks them 116th and 49th respectively. In the turnover department the Minutemen rank 329th with 19.5 per game. The Minutemen allow 83 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 271st in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 101st and 81st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 300th and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 54th place in the nation. The Minutemen force 22.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in college basketball.
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 1-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 1-0 against the over/under
UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 1-0 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 1-0 against the over/under
Temple Owls Injuries11/08/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body expected to redshirt
11/05/16 G Josh Brown Achilles out indefinitely
UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/16/16 F Seth Berger Wrist "?" Thursday vs. Temple
Josh's Pick: Take UMass -2.5
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