Villanova at Temple College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 7 point favorites.
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Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 10-0. They currently have a point differential of 22.3 as they are averaging 85.6 points per game while giving up 63.3 per contest. Temple has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 74.6 points per contest and giving up 68.8, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-4 against the over/under this year
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/12/17 G Collin Gillespie Wrist is "?" Wednesday vs Temple
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mikal Bridges averages 18.1 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Jalen Brunson averages 17.2 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Levan Shawn Alston averages 17.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 96%. Quinton Rose averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 85.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 37th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 120th and 66th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 321st with 11.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 74th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 143rd place in college basketball. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 197th in the country with 74.6 points per game this year. They are 141st in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in college basketball. They are 237th in the nation in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 253rd in assists per contest with 12.8. The Owls are 334th in turnovers per game with 10.9. The Owls surrender 68.8 points per contest, which ranks them 107th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 169th and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 208th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 209th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 80th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 120.6, and their defensive rating of 89.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 195th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 17th. As a team they are 13th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 93rd in Division 1. Villanova is 314th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 83rd in the nation.
Temple is 321st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 168th in Division 1. The Owls are 195th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.9, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 100th. They are 300th in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 135th. As a unit they are 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 198th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Temple +7
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