Temple Owls vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 3/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse is the location where the Tulane Green Wave (17-10) will take on the Temple Owls (16-14) on Sunday.
The Temple Owls faced UCF and notched a win by a score of 57-55 in their last game. Temple wrapped up the game with a 36.7% field goal percentage (18 of 49) and buried 6 of their 23 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Owls made 15 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 32 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 9 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 3 steals. In terms of defending, Temple allowed the other team to shoot 38.6% from the field on 17 of 44 shooting. UCF doled out 12 assists and had 7 steals for the game. Furthermore, UCF pulled down 22 boards (2 offensive, 20 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. UCF went 88.2% at the charity stripe by converting 15 of 17 attempts. They also made 6 of 23 shots from distance. When talking about personal fouls, the Owls left the arena with 16 and UCF finished the game with 19 personal fouls.
Damian Dunn is a player who came through for this game. He finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes. He played 42 mins and collected 3 rebounds. He scored 34 points on 9 out of 21 shooting.
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Temple enters this contest with a record of 16-14 on the year. They are averaging 69.7 pts per game (227th in Division 1) while hitting 42.8% from the floor. The Owls are connecting on 33.5% on shots from distance (241 of 720) and 76.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Temple is pulling down 34.9 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 416 dimes for the year, which is 140th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.9 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Owls are forcing their opponents into 11.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.5 fouls. They are giving up 32.7% on three-point shots while they are 157th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.3). The Owls are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.8% (749 of 1,752) and they relinquish 34.5 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 189th in the country in giving up assists with 386 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Tulane Green Wave went home defeated by a final of 83-68 when they played East Carolina. In the matter of rebounds, Tulane permitted East Carolina to pull down 42 in total (14 on the offensive side). They finished 31.0% from three-point range by going 9 out of 29 and finished the game at 22 of 31 from the free throw line (71.0%). The Green Wave allowed East Carolina to convert 26 of their 68 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.2% in the matchup. Overall, the Green Wave ended up going 22 out of 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.3%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Tulane converted 5 out of their 19 tries (26.3%). They were able to make 19 of the free throw tries for a clip of 73.1%. East Carolina committed 22 personal fouls in the game which got the Green Wave to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. The Green Wave recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 34 in this game.
Jaylen Forbes was important for the Green Wave for the matchup. He had 23 points in his 37 mins on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist. He knocked down 7 of 16 for the matchup giving him a rate of 43.8%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Tulane has a win-loss mark of 17-10 on the season. The Green Wave are committing 16.4 fouls per contest while shooting 78.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.7 times per game (29th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 11.3 times per game. Tulane has 2,178 points on the campaign (80.7 per game) and they average 33.0 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Green Wave are shooting 46.4% from the field, which is ranked 77th in college hoops.
The Green Wave on the defensive end are ranked 335th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 76.4. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the field (140th in D-1). The Tulane defense allows 35.4% on three-point shots (258 of 728) and opponents are connecting on 69.1% of their free throw attempts. They allow 16.9 assists and 39.5 boards per contest, which has them ranked 356th and 361st in those categories on the defensive end.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Temple
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