Temple at George Washington College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Charles E. Smith Center
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The Temple Owls travel to Charles E. Smith Center to play the George Washington Colonials on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Temple as 11.5 point favorites.
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Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-1. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 78.0 points per contest while giving up 69.2 per game. George Washington has an overall record of 3-4. They are averaging 68.1 points per game and surrendering 71.7, good for a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Important George Washington Colonials Betting Trends
The George Washington Colonials are 1-3 against the spread this season
The George Washington Colonials are 1-3 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key George Washington Colonials Injuries
No key injuries to report
Levan Shawn Alston averages 15.6 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Quinton Rose averages 18.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Jair Bolden averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 32% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Yuta Watanabe averages 14.7 points per game while playing 38.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 98th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 218th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 106th place in the country. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in college basketball. Temple averages 78.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 144th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 112th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 57th in D-1. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 155th and 220th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 260th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Colonials surrender 71.7 points per contest, which ranks them 175th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 251st and 155th in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 165th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Colonials are 16th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.9 per game this season. George Washington is 298th in Division 1 with 68.1 points per game this year. They are 235th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 301st in the nation. They are 239th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game and 210th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Colonials are 256th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Owls are 70th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 191st. In terms of pace they are 272nd in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 112th. As a team they are 98th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. Temple is 245th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 76th in the nation.
George Washington is 205th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 194th in the nation. The Colonials are 225th in the country in offensive rating with 101.9, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 282nd. In terms of pace they are 326th in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 267th. As a team they are 274th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 259th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Temple/George Washington college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take George Washington +11.5
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