Temple at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Temple Owls travel to Finneran Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 11 point favorites.
Temple comes into this game with an overall record of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 75.4 points per game while giving up 67.6 per contest. Villanova has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 66.4, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 3-4-1 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 2-6-0 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Levan Shawn Alston comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 93%. Quinton Rose averages 17.1 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Phil Booth averages 16.9 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Eric Paschall averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 75.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 168th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 219th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 293rd in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 183rd and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 322nd with 11.1 per game. The Owls allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 99th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 256th and 323rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 101st and they give up 10.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 67th place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 290th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 149th in the country with 76.4 points per game this year. They are 160th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 150th in the nation. They are 122nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 146th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Wildcats are 140th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Wildcats surrender 66.4 points per contest, which ranks them 74th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 181st in those defensive statistics. They rank 200th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 29.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 96th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Owls are 158th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 192nd in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 239th. As a team they are 252nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 216th in Division 1. Temple is 328th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 117th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113.6, which is ranked 46th. They are 333rd in D-1 in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 88th. As a unit they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Villanova -11
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