Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The Temple Owls travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 9-5 and a road record of 1-2. They are 8-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-5. The Knights have an overall record of 10-3 and a home record of 6-1. They have an over/under record of 4-4 and they are 4-4 against the spread.
Obi Enechionyia comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 12.4 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Temple. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Tacko Fall averages 15.2 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per contest this year for the Knights. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 84% and his free throw percentage currently is at 43%. Matt Williams averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Temple averages 72.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 168th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 271st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 88th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 152nd and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 35th with 11.4 per game. The Owls allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 134th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 82nd and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 218th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in Division 1.
UCF averages 70.5 points per game this year which ranks them 217th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 79th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 265th in the nation. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 207th respectively. In the turnover department the Knights rank 292nd with 15.2 per game. The Knights allow 58.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 33% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 50th place in the nation. The Knights force 9.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in college basketball.
The Owls average 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Owls have an offensive rating of 105.7 and they assist on 58.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Temple turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.8%. The Owls give up 74.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Knights score 72 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.4 points per game. The Knights have a rating on offense of 102.3 and 56% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. UCF turns it over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.2%. The Knights give up 54.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 8-3 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 7-5 against the over/under
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 4-4 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 4-4 against the over/under
Temple Owls Injuries
12/28/16 G Josh Brown Foot is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. Cincinnati
12/28/16 F Obi Enechionyia Undisclosed probable Wednesday vs. Cincinnati
11/08/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body expected to redshirt
UCF Knights Injuries
12/12/16 G B.J. Taylor Thumb out indefinitely
12/12/16 G Chance McSpadden Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take UCF
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