Temple at Connecticut NCAA Basketball Tips 3/7/2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Temple Owls travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 1 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 75.0 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. Connecticut has an overall mark of 14-15. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 70.6, which is a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 13-14-2 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 17-12-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-15-2 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/09/19 G Jalen Adams Ankle is out 4-6 weeks
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out for season
Quinton Rose averages 16.6 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Shizz Alston Jr. comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Christian Vital averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Alterique Gilbert averages 13.0 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 230th and 79th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 295th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 154th place in the NCAA. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in the nation. Temple averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 216th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 270th in D-1. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 234th and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 321st with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 158th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 164th and 69th in those defensive statistics. They rank 155th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 160th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 281st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Connecticut is 127th in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 181st in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 170th in the nation. They are 145th in the country in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game and 241st in assists per contest with 12.7. The Huskies are 179th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Owls are 154th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 125th in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 235th. As a team they are 215th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 173rd in Division 1. Temple is 335th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 212th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 105.7, which is ranked 139th. They are 142nd in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 200th. As a unit they are 220th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut -1
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