Temple vs Connecticut Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Temple Owls vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut -5.5
The Temple Owls travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 5.5 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 67.9 points per contest while giving up 64.8 per game. Connecticut has an overall mark of 10-9. They are averaging 70.8 points per contest and giving up 65.2, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 5-14-0 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-7-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
01/25/20 F De'Vondre Perry Toe is questionable
01/25/20 G Josh Pierre-Louis Illness is questionable
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
01/12/20 F Tyler Polley ACL is out for season
Quinton Rose comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.1 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Christian Vital averages 14.0 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Alterique Gilbert averages 9.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 67.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 269th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 327th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 230th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 58th and 144th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 196th with 13.2 per game. The Owls allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 36th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 308th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 219th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 204th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 200th in the country with 70.8 points per game this year. They are 276th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 238th in the nation. They are 77th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 201st in assists per contest with 13.0. The Huskies are 105th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Huskies surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 81st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 63rd and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 91st with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 248th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 295th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Owls are 301st in the nation in offensive rating with 95.1. In terms of pace they are 95th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 323rd. As a team they are 329th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 226th in Division 1. Temple is 225th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 146th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 99.5, which is ranked 230th. They are 233rd in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 287th. As a unit they are 273rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 245th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -5.5
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