Temple at East Carolina NCAA Basketball Picks 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Temple Owls travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 7.5 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. East Carolina has an overall record of 8-8. They are averaging 69.8 points per game and surrendering 69.4, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 6-8-2 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-5-1 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quinton Rose averages 16.8 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Shizz Alston Jr. comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Shawn Williams averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 94%. Jayden Gardner averages 19.4 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 70.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 277th and 278th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 185th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 157th place in the NCAA. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 296th in the nation. Temple averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 156th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 205th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 287th in D-1. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 264th and 82nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 297th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates surrender 69.4 points per contest, which ranks them 128th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 59th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 170th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 244th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. East Carolina is 276th in the country with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 242nd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.4. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 344th in the nation. They are 77th in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 223rd in assists per contest with 13.1. The Pirates are 30th in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Owls are 173rd in the nation in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 207th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 218th. As a team they are 209th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 204th in Division 1. Temple is 308th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 47th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 96.1, which is ranked 309th. They are 101st in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 311th. As a unit they are 299th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 331st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take East Carolina +7.5
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