South Florida vs Temple Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 3/1/2020
Game: South Florida Bulls vs Temple Owls
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Temple -4.5
The South Florida Bulls travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 4.5 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-16. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 62.5 points per contest while giving up 62.4 per game. Temple has an overall record of 14-14. They are averaging 69.5 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 15-12-1 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 9-19-0 against the over/under
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 13-15-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 11-17-0 against the over/under
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Left Team is out for season
Key Temple Owls Injuries
02/27/20 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is questionable
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Laquincy Rideau averages 12.7 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. David Collins comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Quinton Rose averages 16.4 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 255th and 198th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the NCAA. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in the nation. South Florida averages 62.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 337th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 315th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 305th in D-1. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 10.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 268th and 343rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 38th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 148th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 257th with 13.6 assists allowed per contest, and 315th with 38.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 196th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Temple is 225th in the country with 69.5 points per game this year. They are 312th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 255th in the nation. They are 72nd in the country in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game and 126th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Owls are 185th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Bulls are 317th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.7. In terms of pace they are 330th in the country with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 306th. As a team they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 138th in Division 1. South Florida is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 229th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 96, which is ranked 296th. They are 79th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 319th. As a unit they are 316th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 243rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Temple -4.5
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