Temple vs East Carolina Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/23/2020
Game: Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina +3
The Temple Owls travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 3 point favorites.
Temple comes into this game with an overall record of 14-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 69.7 points per game while giving up 68.3 per contest. East Carolina has an overall mark of 10-17. They are averaging 68.6 points per contest and giving up 71.3, which is a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 12-14-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 13-14-0 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
02/22/20 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs East Carolina
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
01/24/20 C Edra Luster Knee is out indefinitely
Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.8 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Quinton Rose comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Tristen Newton averages 10.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Jayden Gardner averages 19.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 36th and 74th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 319th, and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 234th place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in the nation. Temple averages 69.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 219th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 305th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 236th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 72nd and 103rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 194th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 238th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 186th and 226th in those defensive statistics. They rank 240th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 137th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 167th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. East Carolina is 257th in the country with 68.6 points per game this year. They are 274th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 339th in the nation. They are 157th in the country in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 109th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Pirates are 119th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Owls are 292nd in the nation in offensive rating with 96.4. In terms of pace they are 90th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 311th. As a team they are 308th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 250th in Division 1. Temple is 240th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 129th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 96.1, which is ranked 296th. They are 102nd in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 315th. As a unit they are 280th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 264th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take East Carolina +3
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