Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 2/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
The East Carolina Pirates (11-9) will try to beat the Temple Owls (11-7) at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Temple Owls played SMU and took a loss by a score of 69-61 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Owls ended up with 19 and SMU finished the game with 17 fouls. They knocked down 4 of 13 attempts from beyond the perimeter. SMU went 73.9% at the free throw line by burying 17 of 23 tries. On top of that, SMU pulled down 34 boards (8 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. SMU doled out 10 assists and had 5 steals for this contest. When it comes to defense, Temple allowed the other team to shoot 48.0% from the floor on 24 out of 50 shooting. They also recorded 12 assists for this game as well as forcing 14 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 33 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Owls knocked down 7 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 46.7%. Temple finished the game with a 34.8% FG percentage (23 out of 66) and made 8 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Nick Jourdain is a guy who was a contributor for this contest. He finished shooting 42.9% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. He played for 21 mins and also grabbed 5 boards. He ended up finishing with 11 points on 3 out of 7 shooting.
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Temple will play this contest with a record of 11-7 for the season. They are averaging 67.1 points per outing (290th in Division 1) while shooting 40.6% from the floor. The Owls are shooting 29.7% on three-point shots (112 of 377) and 68.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Temple is grabbing 38.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 217 dimes on the season, which is 308th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.2 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.0 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Owls are forcing 11.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.1 fouls. They are ranked 132nd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 238 surrendered for the year. The Owls defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.7% (423 of 1,065) and they relinquish 36.3 rebounds per game as a group. They concede 30.9% from beyond the arc while they are 90th in the nation in points per game allowed (65.9).
The last time they took the court, the East Carolina Pirates took a loss by a score of 60-59 against Cincinnati. The Pirates pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this game. They also turned it over 13 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. Cincinnati was called for 21 personal fouls for this contest which took the Pirates to the charity stripe for 27 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.2%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, East Carolina buried 6 of their 20 attempts (30.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Pirates shot 15 for 52 from the field which had them shooting 28.8%. The Pirates allowed Cincinnati to convert 21 of 60 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.0% for this game. They finished 22.2% from distance by going 6 out of 27 and ended up shooting 12 out of 18 from the free throw line (66.7%). In regard to rebounding, East Carolina permitted Cincinnati to collect 36 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Vance Jackson ended up being a major contributor for the Pirates for the matchup. He scored 25 points in his 37 mins of playing time and accounted for 1 assist in this contest. He made 8 of 17 for the contest giving him a rate of 47.1%, and earned 10 rebounds.
East Carolina has a record of 11-9 on the year. The Pirates commit 15.9 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 75.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.5 times per contest (50th in the country) and they turn it over 13.4 times per game. East Carolina has 1,411 points so far this season (70.6 per game) and they grab 36.1 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Pirates are shooting 41.2% from the field, which has them ranked 305th in the country.
The Pirates on defense are ranked 257th in the country in points given up per game with 71.6. They have forced 13.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the field (204th in the country). The East Carolina defense surrenders 34.1% on three-point shots (165 of 484) and their opponents are converting on 69.2% of their foul shots. They give up 15.7 dimes and 36.5 rebounds per game, which is ranked 340th and 278th in college basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take East Carolina and under the total points
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