Temple vs. UCF - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Florida Knights (11-15) at Temple Owls (17-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCF Knights and Temple Owls square off Saturday afternoon at the Liacouras Center.
The UCF Knights need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The UCF Knights are averaging 70 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 42 percent shooting. A.J. Davis is averaging 12.2 points and 2.9 assists while Adonys Henriquez is averaging 9.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Matt Williams is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Daiquan Walker is dishing 3.8 assists. The UCF Knights are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Knights are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game. The UCF Knights have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Temple Owls look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Temple Owls are averaging 68.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Quenton DeCosey is averaging 15.9 points and 2.5 assists while Obi Enechionyia is averaging 10.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jaylen Bond is grabbing eight rebounds and Josh Brown is dishing 4.6 assists. The Temple Owls are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Owls are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have won six of their last seven home games.
The Knights are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Central Florida has failed to be competitve pretty much all season long and hasn't even been covering as of late. Look for a pretty solid Temple team to win this game by double digits with its defense leading the way.