Missouri vs Temple Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 12/7/2019
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Temple -3.5
The Missouri Tigers travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 3.5 point favorites.
Missouri comes into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 66.8 points per game while giving up 59.6 per contest. Temple has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 69.3 points per game and surrendering 59.4, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 3-4-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 1-7-0 against the over/under
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 1-6-0 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mark Smith comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Dru Smith averages 11.0 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Quinton Rose averages 14.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri averages 66.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 280th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 224th. Behind the arc they shoot 25% which is good for 342nd in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 178th and 263rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 98th with 14.6 per game. The Tigers allow 59.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 39th and 93rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 78th and they give up 10.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 49th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 247th in the country with 69.3 points per game this year. They are 321st in Division 1 in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 233rd in the nation. They are 57th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game, and 128th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Owls are 322nd in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Owls surrender 59.4 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 52nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 218th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 271st with 37.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 239th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Tigers are 248th in the nation in offensive rating with 98. In terms of pace they are 307th in the country with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 244th. As a team they are 202nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 94th in Division 1. Missouri is 64th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 327th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 97.8, which is ranked 249th. They are 172nd in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 308th. As a unit they are 306th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 113th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Temple -3.5
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