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Wichita State vs. Temple - 2/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Temple Owls (15-10) at Wichita State Shockers (19-5)
Date & Time Thursday February 15, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -13 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Temple Owls (15-10) at Wichita State Shockers (19-5)
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The Temple Owls and Wichita State Shockers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Charles Koch Arena.

The Temple Owls look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Temple Owls are averaging 69.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Quinton Rose is averaging 14.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while Shizz Alston Jr. is averaging 13.4 points and three assists. Obi Enechionyia is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Brown is dishing 3.4 assists. The Temple Owls are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have won four of their last five road games.

The Wichita State Shockers look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Wichita State Shockers are averaging 83.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Landry Shamet is averaging 14.8 points and 5.2 assists while Shaquille Morris is averaging 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Conner Frankamp is the third double-digit scorer and Darral Willis Jr. is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Wichita State Shockers are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wichita State Shockers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game. The Wichita State Shockers have won seven of their last eight home games.

The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 12-3 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Shockers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. American Athletic Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Shockers last 5 overall and the over is 4-1 in Owls last 5 overall.

The Temple Owls beat Wichita State in overtime a couple of weeks ago and heads into this contest red hot, winning five straight. During that winning streak, Temple is shooting 47 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from three. The Wichita State Shockers are really good at home, which includes outscoring teams by 15.4 points and averaging 86 points per game. Wichita State could easily win another contest in blowout fashion, but there's value with the points based on how well Temple has played the last two weeks. I'll take a stab with the road dog here.

Pick:
Temple Owls +13

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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