Temple at Houston Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/31/2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
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The Temple Owls head to Fertitta Center to take on the Houston Cougars on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The opening line for this game has Houston as 10 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 75.4 points per contest while giving up 71.0 per game. Houston has an overall mark of 20-1. They are averaging 75.7 points per contest and giving up 60.2, which is a point differential of 15.5.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 8-10-2 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 12-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 14-6-1 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 10-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shizz Alston Jr. comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Quinton Rose averages 17.1 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Armoni Brooks scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 75.4 points per contest, which is 131st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 193rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 237th in the nation. They average 33.9 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 275th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 302nd with 11.6 per game. The Owls allow 71.0 points per contest, which is 165th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 266th and 161st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 240th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 155th place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 290th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 115th in the nation with 75.7 points per contest this season. They are 224th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 15.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 152nd in the NCAA. They are 9th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.7 boards per contest and 64th in assists per game with 15.3. The Cougars are 299th in turnovers per contest with 11.7. The Cougars give up 60.2 points per game, which ranks them 6th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 105th with 33.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 123rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Owls are 158th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 148th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 215th. As a team they are 199th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 215th in Division 1. Temple is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 310th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 47th in the country in offensive rating with 111.2. In terms of pace they are 273rd in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 175th. As a team they are 164th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 50th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Temple +10
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