Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The UCF Knights travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Temple as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Knights come into this game with an overall record of 11-15 and a road record of 4-7. They are 15-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-15. The Owls have an overall record of 17-10 and a home record of 9-3. They have an over/under record of 13-12 and they are 14-11 against the spread.
A.J. Davis comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Knights. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Adonys Henriquez averages 9.9 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for UCF. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Quenton DeCosey averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Obi Enechionyia averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
UCF averages 70 points per contest this season which ranks them 236th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 180th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 268th in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 52nd and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 309th with 14.2 per game. The Knights allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 188th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 90th and 57th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 216th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 298th place in the country. They force 9.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 347th in the Division 1.
Temple averages 68.8 points per game this year which ranks them 261st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 303rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 190th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 156th and 166th respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 1st with 9.1 per game. The Owls allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 77th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 288th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 144th place in the nation. The Owls force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in college basketball.
The Knights average 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 61.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -17.3 per contest. The Knights have an offensive rating of 101 and they assist on 52.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. UCF turns the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Knights give up 76 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 72.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.1 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 102.8 and 53.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Temple turns it over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Owls give up 68 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 15-9 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 9-15 against the over/under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 14-11 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 13-12 against the over/under
UCF Knights Injuries
11/27/15 G B.J. Taylor Foot out for season
02/26/16 C Justin McBride Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Temple
Temple Owls Injuries
02/26/16 C Ernest Aflakpui Knee "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
Guy's Pick: Take UCF
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