Saint Joseph's vs. Temple - 12/3/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (4-2) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (3-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm (Hagan Arena)
The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Temple Owls and Saint Joseph’s Hawks will play Wednesday at the Hagan Arena.
The Temple Owls have split their last four games and are looking for their first true road win. On the season, Temple is averaging 62 points on 35.4 percent shooting and is allowing 61 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Will Cummings leads Temple with 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while Quenton DeCosey is averaging 12 points on 34.7 percent shooting. Jaylen Bond is grabbing 7.3 rebounds per game and Josh Brown is shooting 41.5 percent from the field. The Temple Owls are a poor offensive team that’s shooting just 21.1 percent from beyond the arc and has been held to 54 or less points in three of their six games. However, Temple is a great defensive team that’s holding teams to 27.8 percent shooting from deep and averaging 40.3 rebounds per game.
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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks have also split their last four games and hope to get things going offensively. On the season, Saint Joseph’s is averaging 58.7 points on 38 percent shooting and is allowing 65.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting. DeAndre Bembry leads Saint Joseph’s with 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while Aaron Brown is averaging 11.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Miles is averaging 6.3 rebounds per game and James Demery is shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks have been held to less than 60 points in four of their six games this season and are shooting 24.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Saint Joseph’s is averaging close to five blocks per game and is forcing 13 turnovers per game.
The Owls are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. Owls are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Both teams have the same struggles. Give me the home team in a toss up matchup.