Temple at UCF College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The Temple Owls travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 5.5 point favorites.
Temple comes into this game with an overall record of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 67.7 per contest. UCF has an overall mark of 10-2. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 63.0, which is a point differential of 13.3.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 4-7-1 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 8-4-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 5-6-1 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quinton Rose averages 16.3 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Levan Shawn Alston comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Aubrey Dawkins averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%. B.J. Taylor averages 17.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 242nd and 289th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 79th place in the NCAA. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in the nation. Temple averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 216th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 317th in D-1. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 228th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 10.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knights surrender 63.0 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 83rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 138th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 199th with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 57th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game. UCF is 128th in the country with 76.3 points per game this year. They are 62nd in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 72nd in the nation. They are 35th in the country in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 157th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Knights are 331st in turnovers per game with 10.9.
The Owls are 170th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 225th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 250th. As a team they are 258th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Temple is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 323rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 111.4, which is ranked 57th. They are 297th in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 79th. As a unit they are 103rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 241st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCF -5.5
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