Temple vs Tulsa Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/3/2020
Game: Temple Owls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Friday, January 3, 2020
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa +2.5
The Temple Owls head to Donald W. Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Friday, January 3, 2020. The opening line for this game has Temple as 2.5 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 72.0 points per contest while giving up 61.9 per game. Tulsa has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 68.2, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 7-5-0 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 3-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 6-7-0 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
12/23/19 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quinton Rose comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.2 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 9.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Brandon Rachal scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Jeriah Horne averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 72.0 points per contest, which is 186th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 269th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 165th in the nation. They average 40.7 boards per contest and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 31st and 60th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 236th with 12.9 per game. The Owls allow 61.9 points per contest, which is 41st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 255th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 145th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa is 142nd in the nation with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 113th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 180th in the NCAA. They are 129th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.4 boards per contest and 105th in assists per game with 14.6. The Golden Hurricane are 215th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Golden Hurricane give up 68.2 points per game, which ranks them 172nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 108th and 96th in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 183rd with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Hurricane are 181st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Owls are 220th in the nation in offensive rating with 100. In terms of pace they are 107th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 243rd. As a team they are 256th 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 271st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Tulsa is 218th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 128th. They are 266th in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 160th. As a unit they are 153rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 285th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Temple -2.5
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