Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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The Temple Owls travel to The Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 16 point favorites.
The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 7-3 and a road record of 1-1. They are 7-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-3. The Wildcats have an overall record of 10-0 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Obi Enechionyia comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 12.6 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Temple. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Josh Hart averages 19.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Kris Jenkins averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Temple averages 75.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 102nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 160th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 42nd in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 178th and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 34th with 11.3 per game. The Owls allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 114th and 224th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 250th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 205th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 162nd in Division 1.
Villanova averages 80.2 points per game this year which ranks them 44th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 36th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 183rd and 119th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 6th with 10.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 112th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 258th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 254th in college basketball.
The Owls average 77.8 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 3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Owls have an offensive rating of 107.4 and they assist on 58.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Temple turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.1%. The Owls give up 74 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 79.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 29 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 120.4 and 50.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 59%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29%. The Wildcats give up 50.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 7-2 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 6-3 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-4 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 5-5 against the over/under
Temple Owls Injuries
11/08/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body expected to redshirt
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/10/16 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova -16
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