Temple vs Miami NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/17/2019
Game: Temple Owls vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Miami +2.5
The Temple Owls travel to Barclays Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 2.5 point favorites.
Temple comes into this game with an overall record of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.8 as they are averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 60.1 per contest. Miami has an overall mark of 6-3. They are averaging 73.7 points per contest and giving up 72.2, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 2-7-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
Quinton Rose comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 12.3 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Dejan Vasiljevic averages 14.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Chris Lykes averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 71.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 188th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 257th in the nation. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 291st with 12.1 per game. The Owls allow 60.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the country. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 40th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 226th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 160th place in Division 1. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 149th in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 78th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the nation. They are 321st in the NCAA in rebounding with 31.8 boards per game, and 261st in assists per contest with 12.0. The Hurricanes are 347th in turnovers per game with 10.0. The Hurricanes surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 257th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 314th and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 293rd with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 285th with 38.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 89th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Owls are 203rd in the nation in offensive rating with 100.2. In terms of pace they are 118th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 273rd. As a team they are 270th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 151st in Division 1. Temple is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 345th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 108.3, which is ranked 65th. They are 275th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 84th. As a unit they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 276th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +2.5
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