Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/5/2020
Game: Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -8
The Temple Owls travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 8 point favorites.
Temple comes into this game with an overall record of 11-10. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 68.1 points per game while giving up 65.4 per contest. Memphis has an overall record of 16-5. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 63.6, good for a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 6-15-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 12-8-1 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
02/01/20 F De'Vondre Perry Toe is downgraded to out Saturday vs East Carolina
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/19/19 C James Wiseman Left Team is out for season
02/01/20 F D.J. Jeffries Knee is out 4-6 weeks
01/09/20 F Isaiah Stokes Undisclosed is out for season
Quinton Rose comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.6 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Lester Quinones averages 10.1 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Precious Achiuwa averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 68.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 266th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 319th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 211th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 69th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 177th with 13.3 per game. The Owls allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 31st and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 304th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 209th place in Division 1. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 118th in the country with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 87th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 160th in the nation. They are 18th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 71st in assists per contest with 14.5. The Tigers are 6th in turnovers per game with 17.3. The Tigers surrender 63.6 points per contest, which ranks them 45th in D-1. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 51st in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 176th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 324th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Owls are 300th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.7. In terms of pace they are 95th in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 316th. As a team they are 316th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 226th in Division 1. Temple is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 8th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.4 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 234th in the country in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 28th in Division 1 with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 125th. As a team they are 132nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 275th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -8
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