Temple Owls vs. Manhattan Jaspers - 11/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (1-2) at Temple Owls (1-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers will travel to play the Temple Owls in a non-conference college basketball game on Sunday.
The Temple Owls are 1-2 this season after losing to UMASS by a score of 70-67 in their last game. Temple led by 1 point at halftime but was unable to hold onto the lead in the second half. Obi Enechionyia led Temple with 26 points and 6 rebounds in their win. Temple shot 38.2% on field goals, while shooting 30.8% on three-pointers in this game. Obi Enechionyia is averaging 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game, while Shizz Alston Jr. is averaging 10 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game this season. Temple is averaging 42 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game, while committing 10 turnovers per game. Temple is shooting 39.4% on field goals, 58.9% on free throws, and 29.9% on three-pointers.
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The Manhattan Jaspers are 1-2 this season after beating Hofstra by a score of 80-68 in their last game. Manhattan started this one fast, as they scored 42 points in the first half and held on for the win. Zane Waterman led Manhattan with 15 points and 9 rebounds in this game. Manhattan shot 53.7% on field goals, while shooting 38.5% on three-pointers in their win. Zavier Turner is averaging 12.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, while Aaron Walker Jr. is averaging 11 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for Manhattan. Manhattan is averaging 40 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game, while committing 18 turnovers per game. Manhattan is shooting 42.8% on field goals, 72.2% on free throws, and 33.3% on three-pointers.
Manhattan is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The over is 15-7 in Manhattan’s last 22 non-conference games. Temple is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The over is 4-1 in Temple’s last 5 games.
Temple had a disappointing loss in their last game, while Manhattan is coming off of their first win of the season. Temple has shot poorly to start this season, but has the slight rebounding advantage in this game. Temple is the better team here and I expect them to bounce back at home.