Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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The UCF Knights head to Liacouras Center to take on the Temple Owls on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Temple as 2 point favorites.
The Knights come into this game with an overall record of 17-10 and a road record of 3-6. They are 10-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Owls have an overall record of 14-14 and a home record of 8-6. They have an over/under record of 17-9 and they are 12-12 against the spread.
Tacko Fall comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knights. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 74% while his free throw percentage is currently at 47%. Matt Williams averages 15.5 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for UCF. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Levan Shawn Alston averages 13.6 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Daniel Dingle averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
UCF averages 67.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 287th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 204th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 239th in the country. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 297th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 325th with 15.1 per game. The Knights allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 149th place in the country. They force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in Division 1.
Temple averages 70.5 points per game this year which ranks them 231st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 271st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 154th in the nation. They average 34 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 250th and 98th respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 44th with 11.6 per game. The Owls allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 132nd and 142nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 259th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 237th place in the nation. The Owls force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in college basketball.
The Knights average 63.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Knights have an offensive rating of 100.6 and they assist on 49.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.9 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 39% of their shots. UCF turns the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.4%. The Knights give up 65.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 70.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.6 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 102.9 and 58.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 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 42% of their shots. Temple turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.4%. The Owls give up 67.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 10-10 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 11-11 against the over/under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 12-12 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 17-9 against the over/under
UCF Knights Injuries
12/12/16 G Chance McSpadden Knee out indefinitely
02/21/17 G Tanksley Efianayi Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Temple
Temple Owls Injuries
11/08/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body out for season
01/07/17 G Josh Brown Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take UCF +2
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