Cincinnati at Temple College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 7 point favorites.
Cincinnati comes into this game with an overall record of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 21.8 as they are averaging 80.9 points per game while giving up 59.1 per contest. Temple has an overall mark of 7-6. They are averaging 72.4 points per contest and giving up 72.5, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-8 against the over/under this year
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 8-5 against the over/under this year
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
01/03/18 G Cane Broome Ankle is OUT Thursday vs Temple
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jacob Evans averages 13.5 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Gary Clark averages 12.5 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Quinton Rose averages 16.5 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 80.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 72nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 64th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 208th with 13.0 per game. The Bearcats allow 59.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in college basketball. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 234th in the country with 72.4 points per game this year. They are 188th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 172nd in college basketball. They are 309th in the nation in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game, and 266th in assists per contest with 12.5. The Owls are 338th in turnovers per game with 10.7. The Owls surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 189th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 266th and 100th in those defensive statistics. They rank 245th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest and 251st with 36.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 44th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Bearcats are 2nd in the country in defensive rating with 83.6, and their offensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 40th. They are 185th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 80th. As a unit they are 90th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 247th in D-1. Cincinnati is 248th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 11th in the country.
Temple is 330th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 239th in Division 1. The Owls are 288th in the nation in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 143rd. They are 310th in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 185th. As a unit they are 212th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 182nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Temple +7
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