Houston at Temple College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Houston Cougars travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 1 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 15-0. They currently have a point differential of 16.3 as they are averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 59.2 per contest. Temple has an overall record of 11-3. They are averaging 74.6 points per game and surrendering 69.4, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 10-4-1 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 5-7-2 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Corey Davis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 95%. Armoni Brooks averages 14.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 48%.
Shizz Alston Jr. averages 19.4 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Quinton Rose averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 146th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 235th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 226th in the nation. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 303rd with 11.6 per game. The Cougars allow 59.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd and they give up 10.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 131st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 166th in the country with 74.6 points per game this year. They are 194th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 292nd in the nation. They are 272nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game, and 86th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Owls are 327th in turnovers per game with 11.1. The Owls surrender 69.4 points per contest, which ranks them 128th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 285th and 280th in those defensive statistics. They rank 99th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 175th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 297th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 110.2, which is ranked 70th. They are 282nd in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 204th. As a unit they are 204th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in D-1. Houston is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 335th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 162nd. They are 222nd in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 226th. As a unit they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 210th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Temple -1
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