Connecticut at Temple College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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The Connecticut Huskies head to Liacouras Center to take on the Temple Owls on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 8 point favorites.
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Connecticut heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-9. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 68.1 points per contest while giving up 71.0 per game. Temple has an overall mark of 10-10. They are averaging 66.6 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-10 against the over/under this year
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 8-11 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 9-11 against the over/under this year
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/23/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is out for season
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
01/24/18 G Terry Larrier Nose is OUT 7-10 days
01/08/18 F Eric Cobb Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jalen Adams averages 18.5 points per contest while playing 38.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Christian Vital averages 14.3 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Quinton Rose scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 68.1 points per contest this year, which is 302nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 334th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 330th in Division 1. They average 36.3 boards per contest and 9.9 assists per game, which ranks them 147th and 348th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 214th with 12.9 per game. The Huskies allow 71.0 points per contest, which is 147th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 101st and 202nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 269th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 168th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 318th in the country with 66.6 points per contest this season. They are 318th in the nation in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 266th in Division 1. They are 260th in the country in rebounding with 34.1 boards per contest and 301st in assists per game with 12.0. The Owls are 309th in turnovers per contest with 11.7. The Owls give up 69.0 points per game, which ranks them 99th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 215th and 62nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 301st with 38.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Owls are 96th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Huskies are 307th in the nation in offensive rating with 97.6, and their defensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 182nd. In terms of pace they are 276th in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 337th. As a team they are 324th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 247th in Division 1. Connecticut is 202nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 150th in the nation.
Temple is 285th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 174th in Division 1. The Owls are 221st in the nation in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 280th. They are 324th in D-1 in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 313th. As a unit they are 327th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 140th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut +8
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