Temple vs. Villanova - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Temple vs. Villanova - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova Wildcats at Temple Owls

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM (Liacouras Center)

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The Villanova Wildcats and Temple Owls meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Liacouras Center.

The Villanova Wildcats need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 73.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Saddiq Bey is averaging 15.7 points and five rebounds while Collin Gillespie is averaging 15.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is the third double-digit scorer and Jermaine Samuels is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Villanova Wildcats have won four of their last six road games.

The Temple Owls look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Temple Owls are averaging 69.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Quinton Rose is averaging 16.2 points and 4.9 rebounds while Nate Pierre-Louis is averaging 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds. Alani Moore II is dishing 2.8 assists and De'Vondre Perry is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Temple Owls are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have split their last six home games.

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The favorite is 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings.

The Villanova Wildcats haven't played well the last couple of weeks, losing three of their last four games, and they're shooting just 41.3 percent from the field in their last five games. The Temple Owls are coming off some surprising victories, and they now have a big home game, a place where they win by an average of 7.4 points and shoot 46.7 percent from the field. Based on current form, I kind of like Temple and the free buckets at home. I can't confidently back Villanova at the moment. 

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Randy’s Pick Temple Owls +6

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