Tulsa vs Temple Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/4/2020
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Temple Owls
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Temple -2.5
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane head to Liacouras Center to take on the Temple Owls on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has Temple as 2.5 point favorites.
Tulsa heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 68.4 points per contest while giving up 63.4 per game. Temple has an overall record of 14-15. They are averaging 69.1 points per game and surrendering 68.2, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 17-12-0 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 8-21-0 against the over/under this year
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 13-16-0 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 11-18-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
03/02/20 C Emmanuel Ugboh Lower Body is questionable
Key Temple Owls Injuries
03/01/20 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is questionable
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Martins Igbanu comes into this game averaging 13.2 points per contest while playing 26.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Brandon Rachal averages 12.4 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Quinton Rose scores 16.3 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 68.4 points per contest, which is 256th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 136th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 246th in the nation. They average 34.7 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 212th and 213th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 149th with 13.5 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 63.4 points per contest, which is 31st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 31st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 120th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 237th in the nation with 69.1 points per contest this season. They are 317th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 238th in the NCAA. They are 70th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 123rd in assists per game with 13.8. The Owls are 187th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Owls give up 68.2 points per game, which ranks them 145th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 37th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 255th with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 315th with 38.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Owls are 183rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Golden Hurricane are 198th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 292nd in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 172nd. As a team they are 144th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 261st in Division 1. Tulsa is 100th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 230th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 95.9, which is ranked 298th. They are 88th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 321st. As a unit they are 317th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 246th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tulsa +2.5
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