Villanova Wildcats vs Temple Owls Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/16/2020
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Temple Owls
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Temple +6
The Villanova Wildcats travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 6 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-6. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 73.5 points per contest while giving up 67.2 per game. Temple has an overall mark of 13-11. They are averaging 69.3 points per contest and giving up 67.1, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-12-3 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
02/15/20 G Bryan Antoine Quad is questionable Sunday vs Temple
Key Temple Owls Injuries
02/15/20 F Arashma Parks Arm is questionable Sunday vs Villanova
02/15/20 F J.P. Moorman II Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Villanova
02/15/20 F De'Vondre Perry Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Villanova
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Collin Gillespie averages 15.6 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Saddiq Bey comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Quinton Rose averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 227th and 148th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 156th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 138th place in the NCAA. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 57th in the nation. Villanova averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 114th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 179th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 88th in D-1. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 152nd and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 342nd with 10.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 119th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 230th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 306th with 38.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 178th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Temple is 238th in the country with 69.3 points per game this year. They are 307th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 205th in the nation. They are 78th in the country in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game and 94th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Owls are 203rd in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Wildcats are 45th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.3. In terms of pace they are 269th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 93rd. As a team they are 90th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 25th in Division 1. Villanova is 340th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 239th 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 96.9, which is ranked 281st. They are 91st in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 309th. As a unit they are 312th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 236th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Temple +6
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