USC Trojans vs Temple Owls Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
The Temple Owls (5-11 last year) will compete against the USC Trojans (25-8 last season) at Liacouras Center on Saturday.
The USC Trojans faced Cal State Northridge and walked away with a win by a score of 89-49 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Trojans ended up finishing with 13 and Cal State Northridge racked up 11 fouls. They knocked down 4 of their 17 shots from distance. Cal State Northridge walked away from this one shooting 77.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 7 of their 9 attempts. Furthermore, Cal State Northridge snagged 20 rebounds (5 offensive, 15 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Cal State Northridge earned 7 assists and had 6 steals in the game. When talking about defense, USC allowed their opponent to shoot 32.8% from the floor on 19 of 58 shooting. They also dished out 15 dimes for the game while forcing 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In terms of hauling in boards, they compiled 37 with 11 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Trojans buried 11 of their 13 tries for a rate of 84.6%. USC ended the contest with a 56.3% field goal percentage (36 out of 64) and knocked down 6 of their 20 shots from downtown.
Boogie Ellis is a guy who was a factor in this contest. He scored 20 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He played 25 minutes played but finished the game without a rebound. He ended up going 81.8% from the field and earned 2 dimes.
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USC heads into this one after finishing with a record of 25-8 last year. They lost possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a basketball team committed 15.1 personal fouls every game. As a unit, USC snagged 38.8 boards per game and tallied 458 assists last season, which had them ranked 16th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Trojans hit on 36.0% on three-point attempts (214 of 594) and 64.9% from the free throw line. They had an average of 74.9 points per outing (79th in Division 1) while going 47.2% from the field.
When they were on the defensive end, the Trojans forced 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 18.7 fouls. They were ranked 337th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 420 relinquished throughout last season. The Trojans defensively gave up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.0% (780 of 2,000) and they conceded 32.6 rebounds per game as a team. They gave up 33.3% from beyond the arc while they were 48th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (65.1).
The last time they took the court, the Temple Owls went home victorious with a score of 72-49 when they played Maryland Eastern Shore. When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Temple allowed Maryland Eastern Shore to snag 27 overall (8 offensive). They went 25.8% from distance by connecting on 8 of 31 and ended up going 7 out of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Owls permitted Maryland Eastern Shore to bury 17 out of their 60 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 28.3% for the game. When all was said and done, the Owls finished 28 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.1%. Concerning three-point attempts, Temple made 7 of their 22 attempts (31.8%). They were able to bury 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 56.3%. Maryland Eastern Shore earned 15 fouls for the contest which got the Owls to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Owls were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for the game.
Khalif Battle pitched in for the Owls for the contest. He scored 22 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the contest. He knocked down 9 of 14 in this contest for a rate of 64.3%, and added 6 rebounds.
Temple had a record of 5-11 last season. The Owls were responsible for committing 17.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 13.4 times per contest (158th in D-1) and they coughed up possession 13.3 times per contest. Temple accounted for 1,053 pts last season (65.8 per contest) and they pulled in 36.3 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Owls shot 40.1% from the field, which was ranked 332nd in the nation.
The Owls were ranked 132nd in college hoops in points allowed per game with 68.8. They forced their opponents into 10.9 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the floor (42nd in college hoops). The Temple defense conceded 34.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (123 of 359) and their opponents converted on 69.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allowed 13.3 assists and 37.0 rebounds per game, which had them ranked 211th and 270th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Temple
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