Connecticut at Temple NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 4 point favorites.
Connecticut comes into this game with an overall record of 13-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 70.5 per contest. Temple has an overall record of 16-6. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 70.9, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-8-2 against the over/under
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 9-11-2 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/05/19 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Temple
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out indefinitely
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Christian Vital averages 13.8 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Shizz Alston Jr. averages 18.4 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Quinton Rose averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 78.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 66th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 93rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 106th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 116th and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 158th with 13.4 per game. The Huskies allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 159th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 151st and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 111th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 94th place in Division 1. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 290th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 137th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 220th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 251st in the nation. They are 251st in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game, and 105th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Owls are 314th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Owls surrender 70.9 points per contest, which ranks them 167th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 248th and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 150th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 265th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 283rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Huskies are 75th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7. In terms of pace they are 101st in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 115th. As a team they are 123rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 230th in Division 1. Connecticut is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 325th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 104.3, which is ranked 170th. They are 144th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 236th. As a unit they are 210th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Temple -4
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