Sunday, February 12, 2017
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The Temple Owls head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Tigers on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 13-12 and a road record of 2-7. They are 11-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-7. The Tigers have an overall record of 18-7 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 9-11 and they are 8-11 against the spread.
Levan Shawn Alston comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Obi Enechionyia averages 13.4 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 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%.
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Dedric Lawson averages 19.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Markel Crawford averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Temple averages 70.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 216th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 263rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 162nd in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 249th and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 11.8 per game. The Owls allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 128th and 137th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 255th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in Division 1.
Memphis averages 75.6 points per game this year which ranks them 104th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 135th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 323rd in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest which ranks them 64th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 37th with 11.5 per game. The Tigers allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 39th and 41st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 225th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the nation. The Tigers force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in college basketball.
The Owls average 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Owls have an offensive rating of 102.8 and they assist on 56.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.6 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 43% 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 47.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.3%. The Owls give up 75.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 75.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.6 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 106.1 and 61.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 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 32% of their shots. Memphis turns it over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.4%. The Tigers give up 63 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 11-10 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 16-7 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 8-11 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 9-11 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
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/27/16 F Chad Rykhoek Ankle out indefinitely
.02/02/17 F Karim Sameh Azab Eligibility out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -5.5
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