Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 132.5.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 22-3 and a road record of 8-1. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-14. The Owls have an overall record of 16-8 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 13-9 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ryan Arcidiacono averages 12.4 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Quenton DeCosey averages 16.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jaylen Bond averages 9.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 39%.
Villanova averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 106th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 259th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 142nd and 46th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 62nd with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 61 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 103rd place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in the Division 1.
Temple averages 69.4 points per game this year which ranks them 246th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 302nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 214th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 160th and 173rd respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 3rd with 9.1 per game. The Owls allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 285th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 124th place in the nation. The Owls force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.5 and they assist on 59.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Wildcats give up 62.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 72.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 104.1 and 52.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.3 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 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.9%. The Owls give up 66.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 12-11 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-14 against the over/under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 13-9 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 12-10 against the over/under
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11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
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