UCF Knights vs Temple Owls Prediction, 12/15/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs Temple Owls
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
The UCF Knights (6-2) are hitting the road to Liacouras Center on Wednesday where they will take on the Temple Owls (6-4).
The UCF Knights played North Carolina A&T and took home the win by a score of 83-68 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Knights walked away with 12 and North Carolina A&T recorded 15 personal fouls. They made 6 of their 22 shots from distance. North Carolina A&T finished the game shooting 82.4% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 17 attempts. Additionally, North Carolina A&T collected 29 rebounds (11 offensive, 18 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. North Carolina A&T recorded 13 dimes and had 12 steals in this contest. With regard to defending, UCF allowed their opponent to shoot 40.7% from the field on 24 of 59 shooting. They also recorded 19 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled a total of 39 with 15 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Knights made 8 of 15 attempts for a rate of 53.3%. UCF finished with a 52.5% field goal percentage (32 of 61) and converted 11 of 28 three-point shots.
Darin Green is a player who had an impact for the matchup. He finished the game shooting 53.8% from the field and also earned 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. He accounted for 18 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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UCF comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 6-2 so far this year. They average 74.5 pts per game (126th in D-1) while hitting 46.6% from the field. The Knights are shooting 35.9% on three-point shots (69 of 192) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, UCF is grabbing 33.4 boards per game and has tallied 122 dimes for the season, which is 226th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per game and as a unit they are committing 15.1 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Knights are able to force 16.9 turnovers every game while drawing 16.4 fouls. They are surrendering 28.6% on three-point shots and they rank 114th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.5). The Knights are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.4% (184 of 434) and they surrender 31.3 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 61st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 99 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Temple Owls took a defeat with a final score of 68-49 when they played Saint Joseph's. The Owls were able to corral 24 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 32 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. Saint Joseph's earned 20 personal fouls for this contest which got the Owls to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They were able to make 7 of the free throws for a rate of 38.9%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Temple made 2 out of their 20 tries (10.0%). In all, the Owls ended up going 20 for 64 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 31.3%. The Owls allowed Saint Joseph's to knock down 21 out of 54 tries from the floor which had them shooting 38.9% for this game. They finished 33.3% from distance by going 8 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 26 from the charity stripe (69.2%). When talking about rebounding, Temple permitted Saint Joseph's to grab 41 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Damian Dunn was important for the Owls in this matchup. He totaled 12 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood, but finished this game without an assist. He converted 4 of 11 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 36.4%, and totaled 7 rebounds.
Temple has a win-loss mark of 6-4 this year. The Owls have committed 18.1 fouls per game and they hit 68.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.5 times per contest (289th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 11.9 times per game. Temple has accumulated 678 points this season (67.8 per contest) and they pull in 39.4 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Owls are connecting on 41.2% from the field, which is ranked 293rd in the nation.
The Temple defense gives up 33.6% on 3-point shots (82 of 244) and their opponents are converting on 66.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 14.4 assists and 36.0 boards every game, which ranks them 305th and 233rd in college hoops. The Owls are ranked 178th in college basketball in PPG given up with 67.9. They are forcing their opponents into 11.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the floor (118th in the country).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Temple and under the total points
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