Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 2/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Fifth Third Arena is the location where the Cincinnati Bearcats (17-9) will go up against the Temple Owls (14-9) on Sunday.
The Temple Owls took the court against SMU and went home with a win by a final score of 64-57 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Owls walked away with 11 and SMU had 20 fouls. They made 4 out of their 17 shots from distance. SMU shot 77.8% from the free throw line by burying 7 of their 9 tries. Additionally, SMU pulled down 41 boards (5 offensive, 36 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. SMU totaled 9 dimes and had 3 steals in this contest. In relation to the defense, Temple allowed 38.3% from the field on 23 of 60 shooting. They also recorded 5 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned 40 with 10 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Owls knocked down 19 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 79.2%. Temple ended the game having earned a 30.9% field goal percentage (21 out of 68) and made 3 of their 21 shots from downtown.
Tai Strickland is one player who came through in the matchup. He went 57.1% from the field and also earned 2 assists. He played 28 minutes and also pulled down 2 boards. He totaled 27 points on 8 of 14 shooting.
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Temple heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 14-9 on the season. They are turning it over 11.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.2 personal fouls every game. As a team, Temple is grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 279 assists so far this season, which ranks 297th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Owls are shooting 29.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (147 of 496) and 67.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 67.0 points per outing (284th in the country) while hitting 40.0% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Owls are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 127th in the nation in giving up assists with 298 relinquished for the campaign. The Owls are allowing a field goal percentage of 39.8% (536 of 1,348) and they surrender 36.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are conceding 29.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 79th in college hoops in opponents PPG (65.6).
For their last game, the Cincinnati Bearcats went home victorious with a score of 85-76 against Wichita State. Regarding team rebounding, Cincinnati allowed Wichita State to pull down 34 in total (15 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 27.8% from three-point range by shooting 5 out of 18 and ended up shooting 13 of 20 from the free throw line (65.0%). The Bearcats permitted Wichita State to knock down 29 of 65 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 44.6% for the game. When the game finished, the Bearcats walked away from this one shooting 32 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.2%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Cincinnati converted 11 of 19 attempts (57.9%). They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. Wichita State earned 12 personal fouls for this game which got the Bearcats to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Bearcats were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 27 in this game.
David Dejulius was important for the Bearcats for the matchup. He buried 5 out of 8 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accounted for 2 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points in his 31 minutes on the court and added 6 assists for this game.
Cincinnati has a win-loss record of 17-9 for the year. The Bearcats have committed 17.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 67.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.5 times per game (155th in the nation) and they cough up possession 10.9 times per contest. Cincinnati has scored 1,851 pts on the year (71.2 per contest) and they grab 37.8 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Bearcats are shooting 41.5% from the floor, which is ranked 303rd in Division 1.
The Cincinnati defense gives up 30.7% on shots from distance (142 of 463) and opponents are making 71.3% of their foul shots. They concede 12.0 assists and 36.8 boards every game, which is ranked 122nd and 298th in college hoops. The Bearcats on the defensive end are ranked 62nd in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 65.0. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.5% from the field (21st in college basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cincinnati and under the total points
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