Temple at Penn State College Basketball Parlay 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 13, 2018
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Temple Owls head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 9 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-14. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 70.3 points per contest while giving up 70.7 per game. Penn State has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 74.6 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 16-15 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 15-15 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 16-12 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
03/01/18 F Mike Watkins Knee is out indefinitely
Levan Shawn Alston averages 13.2 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%. Quinton Rose averages 15.1 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Lamar Stevens averages 14.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Tony Carr scores 19.9 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 70.7 points per contest which is 134th in Division 1. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 191st and 38th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 312th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 184th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in the nation. Temple averages 70.3 points per contest this year, which is 261st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 287th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 158th in college basketball. They average 33.9 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 249th and 243rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 329th with 10.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions give up 66.9 points per game, which ranks them 46th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 100th and 180th in those defensive statistics. They rank 68th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 81st with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 234th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year. Penn State is 152nd in Division 1 with 74.6 points per contest this season. They are 110th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 41st in D-1. They are 160th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 168th in assists per game with 13.6. The Nittany Lions are 247th in turnovers per contest with 12.1.
The Owls are 212th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 213th. In terms of pace they are 276th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 265th. As a team they are 294th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 130th in Division 1. Temple is 322nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 151st in the nation.
Penn State is 248th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 64th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are 35th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.1, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 98th. They are 237th in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 128th. As a unit they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 295th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Temple +9 and over 149 total points
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