Wichita State at Temple College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 6 point favorites.
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Wichita State comes into this game with an overall record of 17-4. They currently have a point differential of 14.4 as they are averaging 83.4 points per game while giving up 69.0 per contest. Temple has an overall mark of 11-10. They are averaging 67.5 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 9-10 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 10-9 against the over/under this year
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 9-11 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 10-11 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shaquille Morris averages 12.8 points per game in 21.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Landry Shamet averages 14.6 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Levan Shawn Alston averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 93%. Quinton Rose averages 14.2 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 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 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 101st in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 116th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in college basketball. Wichita State averages 83.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 36th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 38th in D-1. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 293rd with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 81st in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 52nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 178th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 295th with 37.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 114th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season. Temple is 309th in Division 1 with 67.5 points per game this year. They are 312th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 254th in the nation. They are 258th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game and 273rd in assists per contest with 12.3. The Owls are 324th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Shockers are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 117, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 63rd. In terms of pace they are 116th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 34th. As a team they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 131st in Division 1. Wichita State is 312th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 44th in the nation.
Temple is 303rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 157th in Division 1. The Owls are 210th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 247th. They are 328th in D-1 in pace with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 299th. As a unit they are 321st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 133rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Temple +6
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