Temple Owls vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 2/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Temple (+8)
The Temple Owls (4-6) travel to Charles Koch Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Wichita State Shockers (10-4). The line on this contest has Wichita State as 8-point favorites. The O/U opens at 138.5.
Temple steps onto the hardwood with a record of 4-6 so far this year. The Owls are shooting 32.4% on shots from distance (70 of 216) and 67.4% from the charity stripe. They average 63.9 points per outing (319th in Division 1) while connecting on 39.1% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 17.1 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Temple is collecting 36.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 136 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 309th in college basketball in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Owls are forcing 11.4 turnovers every game and they draw 18.6 fouls. They rank 42nd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 139 surrendered on the season. The Owls are giving up a FG percentage of 41.6% (246 of 592) and they surrender 37.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 35.1% on three-point shots and they are 137th in D-1 in PPG allowed (68.5).
The Temple Owls played the Cincinnati Bearcats and took a loss by a final of 63-60 in their last contest. Temple finished having earned a 39.6% FG percentage (21 out of 53) and made 7 of their 19 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Owls converted 11 of 15 attempts for a rate of 73.3%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 34 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists for the contest while earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. When discussing defense, Temple allowed the other team to shoot 39.6% from the field on 21 out of 53 shooting. Cincinnati recorded 12 assists and had 9 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Bearcats snagged 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Cincinnati walked away from this one shooting 47.6% at the charity stripe by burying 10 of their 21 shots. They converted 9 of their 30 attempts from three-point range.
Damian Dunn is one guy who played a role for the game. He racked up 16 points on 3 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 mins and also grabbed 4 boards. Dunn walked away from this one shooting 30.0% from the field and dished out 3 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Owls was Jeremiah Williams. He grabbed 4 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He shot 62.5% from the floor in this game by going 5-of-8 (13 points). When the game finished, Williams saw the court for 31 minutes.
Wichita State has a win-loss record of 10-4 on the season. Wichita State has accounted for 1,036 points this season (74.0 per game) and they pull down 40.1 rebounds per contest. The Shockers commit 16.6 personal fouls every game and they go 68.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Shockers are hitting on 40.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 325th in college basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.1 times per contest (176th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 11.8 times per contest. The Shockers on defense are ranked 151st in the nation in points given up per game with 69.0. They allow 13.1 assists and 40.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 191st and 335th in D-1. The Wichita State defense allows 28.5% on shots from beyond the arc (97 of 340) and opponents are converting on 68.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the floor (35th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wichita State Shockers took home the win by a final score of 75-67 against the Tulane Green Wave. The Shockers were able to collect 33 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in this matchup. They stuffed 5 shots while getting 3 steals for this contest. The Green Wave committed 21 fouls for the matchup which got the Shockers to the charity stripe for 27 attempts. They were able to make 21 of those for a rate of 77.8%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Wichita State buried 10 of 29 tries (34.5%). Overall, the Shockers walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 54 from the floor which had them sitting at 40.7%. The Shockers permitted the Green Wave to convert 20 of their 65 tries from the field which had them sitting at 30.8% in this contest. They shot 16.0% from distance by connecting on 4 of 25 and ended up going 23 of 26 from the free throw line (88.5%). When talking about attacking the glass, Wichita State allowed Tulane to grab 32 in total (7 offensive).
Tyson Etienne pitched in for the Shockers in this contest. He knocked down 7 of 14 in the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, which earned him 22 points. Etienne collected 4 boards in his 34 minutes played and had 2 assists in this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Wichita State was Alterique Gilbert. He notched 17 points in his 31 minutes played via 3 of 8 shooting in the game. Gilbert walked away from this one going 37.5% from the field in addition to totaling 4 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Temple (+8)
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