East Carolina at Temple College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The East Carolina Pirates head to Liacouras Center to take on the Temple Owls on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 18 point favorites.
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East Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-13. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 66.5 points per contest while giving up 71.8 per game. Temple has an overall mark of 13-10. They are averaging 68.7 points per contest and giving up 69.2, which is a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 8-7 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-6 against the over/under this year
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 11-11 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/13/17 G Seth LeDay Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/05/17 G Jeremy Sheppard Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 G Raquan Wilkins Suspension is out indefinitely
01/02/18 G Aaron Jackson Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
B.J. Tyson averages 14.3 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Kentrell Barkley averages 12.1 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Quinton Rose scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.3 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 65%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 66.5 points per contest this year, which is 319th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 260th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 350th in Division 1. They average 35.1 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 207th and 228th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 35th with 15.1 per game. The Pirates allow 71.8 points per contest, which is 164th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 160th and 51st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 277th, and they allow 15.0 assists per game which puts them in 290th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 289th in the country with 68.7 points per contest this season. They are 303rd in the nation in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 203rd in Division 1. They are 242nd in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 247th in assists per game with 12.7. The Owls are 324th in turnovers per contest with 11.2. The Owls give up 69.2 points per game, which ranks them 102nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 192nd and 33rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 188th with 13.5 dimes allowed per game and 310th with 38.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Owls are 121st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Pirates are 192nd in the country in defensive rating with 102.3, and their offensive rating of 94.6 is ranked 330th. They are 227th in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 309th. As a unit they are 323rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 272nd in D-1. East Carolina is 32nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 100th in the country.
Temple is 310th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 135th in Division 1. The Owls are 206th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.7, and their offensive rating of 102 is ranked 235th. They are 316th in D-1 in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 289th. As a unit they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 143rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +18
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