Temple at UCF College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
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The Temple Owls head to CFE Arena to take on the UCF Knights on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 3 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-7. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 71.0 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. UCF has an overall record of 11-4. They are averaging 65.7 points per game and surrendering 60.2, good for a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 8-6 against the over/under this year
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 8-2 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 1-9 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
01/06/18 G Shizz Alston Jr. Foot injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Central Florida
Key UCF Knights Injuries
11/10/17 C Collin Smith Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Aubrey Dawkins Shoulder is out for season
01/06/18 G B.J. Taylor Knee is doubtful Sunday vs Temple
Quinton Rose averages 15.4 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 77% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 14.9 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Tacko Fall scores 12 points per contest while playing 21.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 0.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 77% and his free throw percentage is at 48%. A.J. Davis averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 71.0 points per contest this year, which is 265th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 220th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 203rd in Division 1. They average 33.1 boards per contest and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 299th and 283rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 340th with 10.7 per game. The Owls allow 71.2 points per contest, which is 161st in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 253rd and 79th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 228th place in college basketball. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 63rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 330th in the country with 65.7 points per contest this season. They are 208th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 322nd in Division 1. They are 66th in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 319th in assists per game with 11.5. The Knights are 55th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Knights give up 60.2 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 154th in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 83rd with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Knights are 119th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Owls are 158th in the nation in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 281st. In terms of pace they are 325th in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 223rd. As a team they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 182nd in Division 1. Temple is 329th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 220th in the nation.
UCF is 21st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 14th in the nation. The Knights are 306th in the country in offensive rating with 97.2, and their defensive rating of 89.1 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 310th in Division 1 with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 268th. As a team they are 280th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 321st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Temple/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Temple +3
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