Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Temple Owls travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Temple as 5.5 point favorites.
The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 14-12 and a road record of 3-7. They are 12-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-8. The Pirates have an overall record of 11-14 and a home record of 10-4. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 9-9 against the spread.
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Levan Shawn Alston comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Obi Enechionyia averages 13.3 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Temple. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
B.J. Tyson averages 11.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Kentrell Barkley averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Temple averages 71 points per contest this season which ranks them 217th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 256th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 152nd in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 234th and 103rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 48th with 11.8 per game. The Owls allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 121st and 126th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 260th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 242nd place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in Division 1.
East Carolina averages 61.4 points per game this year which ranks them 343rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them sitting in the 341st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 335th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest which ranks them 37th and 254th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 259th with 14.2 per game. The Pirates allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 288th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 92nd place in the nation. The Pirates force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in college basketball.
The Owls average 70.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Owls have an offensive rating of 103.2 and they assist on 57.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.5 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 42% of their shots. Temple turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.5%. The Owls give up 74.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 63.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 59 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 92.4 and 57.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 44%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. East Carolina turns it over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.5%. The Pirates give up 58.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 12-10 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 16-8 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-9 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-9 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
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/28/16 F Clarence Williams Dismissed dismissed from the team
02/14/17 G B.J. Tyson Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Temple
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina +5.5
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