VCU Rams vs Temple Owls Prediction, 12/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: VCU Rams vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
The Temple Owls (4-4) will compete against the VCU Rams (5-2) at Liacouras Center on Saturday.
The VCU Rams took the court against Vanderbilt and walked away with a win by a score of 70-65 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Rams left the arena with 20 while Vanderbilt had 27 fouls. They made 8 of 21 shots from 3-point range. Vanderbilt finished the game at 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 20 tries. Furthermore, Vanderbilt pulled down 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Vanderbilt doled out 12 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. With respect to the defense, VCU let their opponent shoot 42.9% from the floor on 21 out of 49 shooting. They also recorded 8 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rams made 25 of 37 attempts for a percentage of 67.6%. VCU walked away from the contest with a 43.2% FG percentage (19 out of 44) and knocked down 7 of their 18 shots from downtown.
Ace Baldwin is a player who played a role in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 28 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He played 33 minutes played and also totaled 3 boards. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and also recorded 4 dimes.
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VCU will take the court with a mark of 5-2 for the year. They currently have an average of 64.7 points per contest (324th in the country) on 40.0% from the field. The Rams are connecting on 30.3% on shots from distance (43 of 142) and 69.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, VCU is snagging 33.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 68 assists this season, which is 341st in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 16.6 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.6 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Rams have forced 18.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 23.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.2% on 3-pointers and they are 45th in college hoops in opponents PPG (61.1). The Rams are allowing a FG percentage of 40.8% (155 of 380) and they relinquish 35.1 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 94th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 79 conceded on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Temple Owls got the win with a final of 67-51 against La Salle. The Owls collected 32 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this game. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 2 steals for the contest. La Salle committed 19 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Owls to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to bury 12 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Temple buried 7 out of 19 attempts (36.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Owls went 24 out of 52 from the floor which had them sitting at 46.2%. The Owls allowed La Salle to bury 22 out of their 69 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 31.9% in this game. They went 21.1% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 4 out of 19 and ended up shooting 3 out of 6 at the charity stripe (50.0%). In reference to how they rebounded, Temple permitted La Salle to grab 35 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Damian Dunn was important for the Owls for this contest. He scored 17 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 6 assists for the contest. He made 6 of 13 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 46.2%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Temple has a mark of 4-4 for the campaign. As an offense, the Owls are connecting on 43.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 229th in the nation. Temple has scored 561 pts for the year (70.1 per contest) and they grab 34.6 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 13.5 times per game (196th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest. The Owls commit 17.3 personal fouls per game while shooting 78.1% from the free throw line.
The Owls on defense are ranked 171st in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 68.3. They have forced 10.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.6% from the field (237th in college basketball). The Temple defense allows 29.8% on 3-point shots (39 of 131) and their opponents are making 69.2% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 12.8 assists and 34.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 212th and 193rd in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VCU
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