UCF at Temple Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The UCF Knights head to Liacouras Center to take on the Temple Owls on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Temple as 1 point favorites.
UCF comes into this game with an overall record of 23-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 73.1 points per game while giving up 63.7 per contest. Temple has an overall record of 22-8. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 71.2, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 18-10-1 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 15-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 14-14-2 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 16-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
B.J. Taylor comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Aubrey Dawkins averages 14.7 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Shizz Alston Jr. scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Quinton Rose averages 16.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF averages 73.1 points per contest, which is 161st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 51st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 117th in the nation. They average 36.9 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 303rd with 11.5 per game. The Knights allow 63.7 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 44th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 118th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 99th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 113th in the nation with 75.1 points per contest this season. They are 207th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 251st in the NCAA. They are 233rd in D-1 in rebounding with 34.4 boards per contest and 83rd in assists per game with 14.7. The Owls are 318th in turnovers per contest with 11.0. The Owls give up 71.2 points per game, which ranks them 172nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 228th and 83rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 150th with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 286th with 37.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Owls are 287th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Knights are 69th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7. In terms of pace they are 293rd in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 79th. As a team they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 253rd in Division 1. UCF is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 334th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 148th. They are 129th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 228th. As a unit they are 205th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 193rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCF/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCF +1
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