Villanova Wildcats vs Temple Owls 2/16/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Villanova Wildcats vs Temple Owls 2/16/2020 – It is the Big East meeting the American Athletic as the Villanova Wildcats visit the Temple Owls this February 16, Sunday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ESPN will be covering the game on television while SofaScore is the place to catch the online live streaming. The Wildcats are coming in as the team with the upper hand as compared to the Owls according to NCAAB Point Spread Picks while the Owls will be on back-to-back losses after this day.
Villanova Wildcats vs Temple Owls 2/16/2020
The Villanova Wildcats are currently in third place of the Big East Conference with a record of 19-6. On the road, this team has done good winning five of their eight games. This team just trails the Creighton Bluejays by just a game and a half and with a win over Temple, that events out their standings at 20-6. Bey is the best player of this team as he does 15.7 points per game while doing 5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Along with Gillespie, they for the one-two punch of the Wildcats. James Robinson-Earl has been applying for the NBA draft and he will be a force inside as he nearly averages a double-double in 11.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.
Players to watch: S. Bey F (24 GP 33.8 MIN 15.7 PTS 5 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 48.2 FG% 79 FT% 46.8 3PT%), C. Gillespie G (24 GP 33.9 MIN 15.6 PTS 3.7 REB 4.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.8 TO 41.5 FG% 81.4 FT% 34.9 3PT%), J. Robinson-Earl F (24 GP 32.8 MIN 11.1 PTS 9.7 REB 2 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2.1 TO 44.4 FG% 82.1 FT% 27.1 3PT%).
The Temple Owls find themselves in the middle of the American Athletic Conference with a 13-12 record. Being at home gives them their best chance of winning as they protected their own floor with seven wins in twelve games. They hope to bounce back from a tough loss and they will rely on Rose to bring them above the Wildcats. He averages 16.2 points, 4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2 steals a night. Pierre- Louise gives the Owls the anchor in the paint with 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.1 steals. But the x-factor that can help them get over the hump is when they can get Moore going on the offensive end.
Players to Watch: Q. Rose G (24 GP 32.6 MIN 16.2 PTS 4.9 REB 3.7 AST 2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.4 TO 38.2 FG% 79.9 FT% 27.8 3PT%), N. Pierre-Louis G (24 GP 32.1 MIN 11.2 PTS 8.1 REB 3 AST 2.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.1 TO 40.2 FG% 64.4 FT% 23.2 3PT%), A. Moore II G (24 GP 30.7 MIN 8.8 PTS 2.9 REB 2.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.3 TO 38.5 FG% 84.6 FT% 40.7 3PT%),
Villanova Wildcats vs Temple Owls Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Villanova’s last 6 games.
Temple is 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
Villanova Wildcats vs Temple Owls Betting Picks
It is seen that the Owls are the underdogs heading into this home game according to Online Betting. Wildcats have a better-established system and the bench players that can give them the necessary support to win the game.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Owls for this game is +240 while the Wildcats are handed a -280.
Spread: Six points across the spread for both teams and it is the Wildcats owning the -6 while sitting on the other end are the Owls with +6.
Total: 137 points the estimated total for this game with the Owls going under and the Wildcats are the team under.
Score Prediction: 71-63, Wildcats.