Sunday, February 19, 2017
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Temple as 2.5 point favorites.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 13-12 and a road record of 3-6. They are 8-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Owls have an overall record of 14-13 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 17-8 and they are 12-11 against the spread.
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.2 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Levan Shawn Alston averages 13.7 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Obi Enechionyia averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Connecticut averages 66.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 299th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 236th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 151st in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 101st and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 112th with 12.5 per game. The Huskies allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 41st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 188th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 100th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in Division 1.
Temple averages 70.7 points per game this year which ranks them 221st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 268th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 153rd in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 233rd and 105th respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 42nd with 11.7 per game. The Owls allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 144th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 130th and 132nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 244th place in the nation. The Owls force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 102.2 and they assist on 58.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.6 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 35% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30%. The Huskies give up 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 58.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 71.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 102.9 and 57.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Temple turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.4%. The Owls give up 67.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-14 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-10 against the over/under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 12-11 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 17-8 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
Temple Owls Injuries
11/08/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body out for season
01/07/17 G Josh Brown Achilles out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Temple -2.5
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