Saint Joseph's at Temple College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks head to Liacouras Center to take on the Temple Owls on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 10 point favorites.
Saint Joseph's comes into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 77.9 per contest. Temple has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 73.7 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
11/17/17 G Lamarr Kimble Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Charlie Brown Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Demery averages 16.8 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 64%. Shavar Newkirk averages 16.5 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Quinton Rose scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 60%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 16.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's averages 74.5 points per contest this year, which is 196th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 313th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 269th in Division 1. They average 37.1 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 150th and 209th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 349th with 8.9 per game. The Hawks allow 77.9 points per contest, which is 280th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 202nd and 270th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 324th, and they allow 16.9 assists per game which puts them in 323rd place in college basketball. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 210th in the country with 73.7 points per contest this season. They are 111th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 115th in Division 1. They are 257th in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 252nd in assists per game with 12.7. The Owls are 310th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Owls give up 67.4 points per game, which ranks them 86th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 166th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 165th with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Owls are 76th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 292nd in the country in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 199th. They are 199th in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 293rd. As a unit they are 306th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 97th in D-1. Saint Joseph's is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 267th in the country.
Temple is 270th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 140th in Division 1. The Owls are 186th in the nation in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 100th. They are 313th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 120th. As a unit they are 127th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Joseph's/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's +10
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