Temple vs Wichita State Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/27/2020
Game: Temple Owls vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State -9.5
The Temple Owls travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 9.5 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 69.5 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. Wichita State has an overall mark of 20-7. They are averaging 72.2 points per contest and giving up 63.7, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 12-15-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 12-13-2 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
02/26/20 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs Wichita State
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quinton Rose comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.5 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Erik Stevenson averages 11.7 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Jaime Echenique averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 69.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 225th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 316th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 250th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 112th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 190th with 13.0 per game. The Owls allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 66th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 324th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 242nd place in Division 1. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 144th in the country with 72.2 points per game this year. They are 325th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 242nd in the nation. They are 28th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game, and 96th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Shockers are 221st in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Shockers surrender 63.7 points per contest, which ranks them 38th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 9.9 assists allowed per contest and 179th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 286th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Owls are 297th in the nation in offensive rating with 96. In terms of pace they are 79th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 317th. As a team they are 316th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 243rd in Division 1. Temple is 230th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 283rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 193rd in the country in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 93rd in Division 1 with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 313th. As a team they are 306th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 152nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Temple/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wichita State -9.5
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