Temple at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
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The Temple Owls travel to Barclays Center to play the VCU Rams on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 3.5 point favorites.
Temple comes into this game with an overall record of 4-0. They currently have a point differential of 10.5 as they are averaging 80.0 points per game while giving up 69.5 per contest. VCU has an overall record of 3-0. They are averaging 70.0 points per game and surrendering 58.3, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 0-3-1 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 1-1-1 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 0-3-0 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/12/18 F Sean Mobbley Knee is questionable
Levan Shawn Alston comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 100%. Quinton Rose averages 18.3 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Marcus Evans averages 11.3 points per game while playing 15.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Issac Vann averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 80.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 134th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 216th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 212th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 187th and 107th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 229th with 12.8 per game. The Owls allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 245th and 260th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 120th place in Division 1. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 273rd in the country with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 296th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 304th in the nation. They are 166th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 193rd in assists per contest with 13.7. The Rams are 36th in turnovers per game with 17.0. The Rams surrender 58.3 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in D-1. Their defense allows a 34% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 62nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 9.0 assists allowed per contest and 305th with 41.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 345th in country in forcing turnovers with 21.3 per game.
The Owls are 155th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 97th in the country with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 239th. As a team they are 203rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 275th in Division 1. Temple is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 53rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 301st in the country in offensive rating with 93.8. In terms of pace they are 88th in Division 1 with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 292nd. As a team they are 280th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 103rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Temple/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take VCU +3.5
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