Temple at South Florida Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The Temple Owls head to Yuengling Center to take on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Temple as 1 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 74.8 points per contest while giving up 70.9 per game. South Florida has an overall mark of 17-7. They are averaging 72.9 points per contest and giving up 66.1, which is a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 11-12-2 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 13-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 17-7-0 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 11-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/09/18 F Madut Akec Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Shizz Alston Jr. comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Quinton Rose averages 16.6 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
David Collins scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Laquincy Rideau averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 74.8 points per contest, which is 131st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 229th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 242nd and 79th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 324th with 11.0 per game. The Owls allow 70.9 points per contest, which is 167th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 248th and 105th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 285th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 147th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 281st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida is 178th in the nation with 72.9 points per contest this season. They are 233rd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 184th in the NCAA. They are 36th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 163rd in assists per game with 13.7. The Bulls are 7th in turnovers per contest with 16.7. The Bulls give up 66.1 points per game, which ranks them 47th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 58th and 67th in those defensive statistics. They rank 139th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 53rd with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 334th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per contest this year.
The Owls are 159th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 145th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 236th. As a team they are 204th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 172nd in Division 1. Temple is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
South Florida is 24th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 101.7, which is ranked 234th. They are 152nd in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 253rd. As a unit they are 243rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 237th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Temple -1
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