Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Fifth Third Arena
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The Temple Owls travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
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The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 10-9 and a road record of 1-5. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-6. The Bearcats have an overall record of 15-2 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 6-8 and they are 7-6 against the spread.
Obi Enechionyia comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 13.3 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Temple. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jacob Evans averages 14.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bearcats. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Kyle Washington averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Temple averages 70.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 221st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 284th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 174th in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 212th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.2 per game. The Owls allow 71 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 135th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 116th and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 282nd and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 223rd place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in Division 1.
Cincinnati averages 77.1 points per game this year which ranks them 74th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 38th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 168th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 37th and 32nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bearcats rank 12th with 10.7 per game. The Bearcats allow 60.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 100th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the nation. The Bearcats force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in college basketball.
The Owls average 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Owls have an offensive rating of 101.8 and they assist on 57.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Temple turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.6%. The Owls give up 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bearcats score 87 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 24.8 points per game. The Bearcats have a rating on offense of 112.6 and 56.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Cincinnati turns it over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.9%. The Bearcats give up 62.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 56 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 9-7 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 11-6 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 7-6 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-8 against the over/under
Temple Owls Injuries
11/08/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body out for season
01/07/17 G Josh Brown Achilles out indefinitely
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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