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Temple Owls vs. Wichita State Shockers - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Wichita State Shockers at Temple Owls
Date & Time Wednesday January 15, 2020, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, PA
The Line
TEM +4, O/U 133
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David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The #16 Wichita State Shockers travel to Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday for a game against the Temple Owls in a matchup of teams from the AAC.  In their last game, the Shockers defeated UConn by the score of 89-86 in double overtime.  Jaime Echenique led Wichita State in points on the day with 19 while shooting 8 of 15 from the field and 3 of 4 from the free throw line.  Echenique also led the Shockers in rebounds in the game with 8, including 1 coming offensively.  Grant Sherfield led Wichita State in assists in the game with 4, while playing a total of 38 minutes against UConn.

After the win against UConn, Wichita State is 15-1 on the season and 3-0 in conference play.  Erik Stevenson has been the leading scorer for the Shockers this season as he has scored an average of 14.1 points per game.  Trey Wade has been the leading rebounder on the year to Wichita State as he has pulled in 6.4 rebounds per game.  Jamarius Burton leads the Shockers in assists per game this season with an average of 3.8. 

The Temple Owls welcome the Wichita State Shockers to town on Wednesday after losing their last game to Tulane by the score of 65-51.  Quinton Rose was the leading scorer for Temple as he recorded 12 points while shooting 4 of 12 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line.  Nate Pierre-Louis was the leading rebounder for the Owls as he pulled in 11 on the night with 4 coming offensively.  Pierre-Louis also led Temple in assists in the game with 4 while playing a total of 33 minutes against Tulane.

With the loss against Tulane, the Temple Owls dropped to 9-6 on the season and 1-3 in conference play.  Quinton Rose has been the leading scorer for the Owls this season as he has averaged 14.4 points per game.  Rose has also been the leader in assists for Temple this year as he has averaged 3.8 assists per game.  Nate Pierre-Louis has been the leading rebounder so far this season for the Owls as he has averaged 8.8 rebounds per game.

The #16 Wichita State Shockers have scored an average of 77.6 points per game so far this season while allowing 63.9 points per game.  The Temple Owls have scored 68.9 points per game on the year while allowing 63.7 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Shockers are 5-0 and have won 9 games in a row while the Temple Owls are 2-3 and have lost 3 games in a row.   Wichita State are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games. Temple are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games. The total has gone OVER in 9 of Wichita State's last 10 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple's last 6 games against Wichita State. Wichita State wins 78-70 and covers the spread.   

Pick:
Wichita State Shockers -4
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