Temple at Tulsa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
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The Temple Owls travel to Reynolds Center to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 1.5 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-13. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 70.0 points per contest while giving up 69.7 per game. Tulsa has an overall mark of 18-11. They are averaging 73.7 points per contest and giving up 71.4, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 15-13 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 15-14 against the over/under this year
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 17-9 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 15-11 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Levan Shawn Alston averages 13.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%. Quinton Rose averages 14.9 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Sterling Taplin averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Junior Etou averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 109th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 171st and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 314th, and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 166th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in college basketball. Temple averages 70.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 267th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 289th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 181st in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 218th and 241st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 331st with 10.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Hurricane surrender 71.4 points per contest, which ranks them 154th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 74th and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 272nd with 14.6 assists allowed per contest, and 205th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Hurricane are 94th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season. Tulsa is 183rd in Division 1 with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 244th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 161st in the nation. They are 63rd in college basketball in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game and 242nd in assists per contest with 12.8. The Golden Hurricane are 200th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Owls are 218th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 186th. In terms of pace they are 288th in the country with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 269th. As a team they are 305th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 137th 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 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 123rd in the nation.
Tulsa is 184th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 130th in the nation. The Golden Hurricane are 129th in the country in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 208th. In terms of pace they are 253rd in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 199th. As a team they are 158th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 79th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tulsa -1.5
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