Temple at Tulane College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Temple Owls head to Devlin Fieldhouse to take on the Tulane Green Wave on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 2.5 point favorites.
Temple comes into this game with an overall record of 12-10. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 68.1 points per game while giving up 68.9 per contest. Tulane has an overall mark of 13-8. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest and giving up 72.3, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 10-11 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 11-11 against the over/under this year
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 7-9 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 7-9 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quinton Rose averages 14.4 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 13 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Melvin Frazier scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Cameron Reynolds averages 15.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 68.1 points per contest this year, which is 300th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 312th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 236th in Division 1. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 248th and 280th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 324th with 11.3 per game. The Owls allow 68.9 points per contest, which is 89th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 194th and 51st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 306th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 194th place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 145th in the country with 75.1 points per contest this season. They are 130th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 117th in Division 1. They are 200th in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per contest and 44th in assists per game with 16.2. The Green Wave are 125th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Green Wave give up 72.3 points per game, which ranks them 179th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 153rd and 45th in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 253rd with 36.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Green Wave are 96th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Owls are 242nd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.4, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 203rd. In terms of pace they are 323rd in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 301st. As a team they are 322nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 140th in Division 1. Temple is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 152nd in the nation.
Tulane is 116th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 94th in Division 1. The Green Wave are 153rd in the nation in defensive rating with 100.7, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 176th. They are 110th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 111th. As a unit they are 107th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 121st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Temple -2.5
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks