East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
The Temple Owls (8-6) are hosting the East Carolina Pirates (10-3) at Liacouras Center on Saturday.
The East Carolina Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against Tulane and went home with a win by a final score of 88-80 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Pirates walked away with 16 and Tulane recorded 21 personal fouls. They also converted 9 of their 26 attempts from long range. Tulane finished shooting 83.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 18 attempts. In addition, Tulane snagged 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Tulane distributed 16 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. In relation to the defense, East Carolina let their opponent shoot 46.7% from the floor on 28 out of 60 shooting. They also doled out 25 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 7 steals. With regard to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Pirates made 15 of 19 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. East Carolina ended having earned a 48.5% FG percentage (32 of 66) and converted 9 of 27 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tristen Newton is one player who came through for the game. He accounted for 32 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He played for 40 minutes and collected 5 rebounds. He finished the contest at 57.9% from the floor and totaled 3 assists.
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East Carolina enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 10-3 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 14.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, East Carolina is pulling down 36.2 rebounds per game and has racked up 210 dimes for the year, which ranks 74th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Pirates are connecting on 36.2% on shots from downtown (105 of 290) and 74.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.8 pts per game (145th in D-1) while going 43.6% from the field.
Defensively, the Pirates are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They give up 33.2% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 209th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.3). The Pirates defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.7% (321 of 769) and they relinquish 35.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 297th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 197 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Temple Owls went home victorious with a score of 66-62 when they played UCF. In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Temple allowed UCF to collect 30 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 30.0% from downtown by going 6 of 20 and ended up shooting 10 out of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). The Owls permitted UCF to bury 23 out of their 58 attempts from the field which had them at 39.7% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Owls finished shooting 24 for 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.1%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Temple made 6 of their 20 tries (30.0%). They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 75.0%. UCF committed 18 fouls for this contest which got the Owls to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 3 steals in the game. The Owls snagged 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 26 in this matchup.
Jahlil White pitched in for the Owls in the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 9 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 77.8%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. He earned 17 points in his 36 mins of playing time and totaled 1 assist in this contest.
Temple has a record of 8-6 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Owls are hitting on 40.6% from the field, which is ranked 315th in Division 1. Temple has totaled 938 points so far this year (67.0 per game) and they collect 38.5 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.2 times per contest (267th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest. The Owls commit 17.9 personal fouls per game and they hit 68.9% from the charity stripe.
The Owls on defense are ranked 112th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 65.7. They are forcing 11.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.7% from the field (67th in college hoops). The Temple defense gives up 31.6% on shots from 3-point land (101 of 320) and opponents are knocking down 69.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 13.6 dimes and 36.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 255th and 262nd in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take East Carolina
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