Wichita State at Temple NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to FedEx Forum to play the Temple Owls on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 3 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 70.6 points per contest while giving up 69.1 per game. Temple has an overall record of 23-8. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 70.9, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 16-14-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 15-14-2 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.1 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Markis McDuffie comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Quinton Rose averages 16.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Shizz Alston Jr. averages 19.7 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 93rd and 141st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 194th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 63rd place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in the nation. Wichita State averages 70.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 235th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 327th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 325th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 56th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 275th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls surrender 70.9 points per contest, which ranks them 167th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 217th and 80th in those defensive statistics. They rank 144th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 288th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 298th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. Temple is 114th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 203rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 255th in the nation. They are 240th in the country in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 81st in assists per contest with 14.6. The Owls are 316th in turnovers per game with 11.0.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 101.7, which is ranked 227th. They are 180th in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 328th. As a unit they are 327th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 160th in D-1. Wichita State is 306th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 331st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 104.9, which is ranked 147th. They are 124th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 227th. As a unit they are 200th 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 Wichita State/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Temple -3
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