Temple at Belmont Expert NCAA Tourney Basketball Picks 3/19/2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
University of Dayton Arena
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The Temple Owls head to University of Dayton Arena to take on the Belmont Bruins on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Belmont as 3 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 74.8 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. Belmont has an overall record of 25-4. They are averaging 87.4 points per game and surrendering 73.9, good for a point differential of 13.5.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 15-15-2 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 16-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 18-10-2 against the spread this season
The Belmont Bruins are 16-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Belmont Bruins Injuries
03/17/19 C Nick Muszynski Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Temple
Shizz Alston Jr. comes into this game averaging 19.7 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Quinton Rose averages 16.5 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Dylan Windler scores 21.4 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kevin McClain averages 16.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 74.8 points per contest, which is 115th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 208th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 248th in the nation. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 234th and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 312th with 11.2 per game. The Owls allow 71.2 points per contest, which is 174th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 204th and 85th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 291st, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 152nd place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Belmont is 2nd in the nation with 87.4 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 13.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 43rd in the NCAA. They are 27th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.9 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 19.9. The Bruins are 292nd in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Bruins give up 73.9 points per game, which ranks them 244th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 100th and 189th in those defensive statistics. They rank 105th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 194th with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 129th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Owls are 146th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 123rd in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 229th. As a team they are 203rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 195th in Division 1. Temple is 331st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
Belmont is 330th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 116.6, which is ranked 5th. They are 18th in D-1 in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 49th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Belmont college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Temple +3
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