Temple vs UCF NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/31/2019
Game: Temple Owls vs UCF Knights
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: UCF -1
The Temple Owls travel to Addition Financial Arena to play the UCF Knights on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 1 point favorites.
Temple comes into this game with an overall record of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 62.3 per contest. UCF has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 71.6 points per contest and giving up 65.6, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 3-8-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 7-5-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 4-7-1 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
12/23/19 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
12/23/19 F De'Vondre Perry Mouth left last game, is questionable
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
Quinton Rose comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.9 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 9.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Collin Smith averages 13.6 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Ceasar DeJesus averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 159th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 258th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 167th in the nation. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 12.5 per game. The Owls allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 269th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 118th place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 197th in the country with 71.6 points per game this year. They are 222nd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 291st in the nation. They are 55th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 111th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Knights are 209th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Knights surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 115th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 145th and 110th in those defensive statistics. They rank 286th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 193rd with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 189th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Owls are 205th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.8. In terms of pace they are 93rd in the country with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 227th. As a team they are 249th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 130th in Division 1. Temple is 294th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 236th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 102.4, which is ranked 170th. They are 212th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 248th. As a unit they are 258th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UCF -1
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