Wichita State vs Temple Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs Temple Owls
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Temple +4
The Wichita State Shockers travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 4 point favorites.
Wichita State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-1. They currently have a point differential of 13.7 as they are averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 63.9 per contest. Temple has an overall record of 9-6. They are averaging 68.9 points per game and surrendering 63.7, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-7-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 10-6-0 against the over/under
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 4-11-0 against the over/under
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Temple Owls Injuries
01/11/20 F Jake Forrester Groin is questionable
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Jamarius Burton averages 11.1 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Erik Stevenson comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Nate Pierre-Louis averages 10.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 59%. Quinton Rose averages 14.4 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 186th, and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the NCAA. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in the nation. Wichita State averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 52nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 262nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 128th in D-1. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 60th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 258th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls surrender 63.7 points per contest, which ranks them 64th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 39th in those defensive statistics. They rank 218th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 290th with 37.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 176th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Temple is 249th in the country with 68.9 points per game this year. They are 320th in the D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 234th in the nation. They are 40th in the country in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game and 75th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Owls are 225th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 105.2, which is ranked 103rd. They are 71st in college basketball in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 246th. As a unit they are 223rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 205th in D-1. Wichita State is 316th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 247th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 96.5, which is ranked 272nd. They are 116th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 310th. As a unit they are 314th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 155th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Temple +4
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