Temple at Drexel 12/22/18 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:16 AM ET

Temple at Drexel 12/22/18 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

The Temple Owls visit Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday to play the Drexel Dragons. The Owls improved to 9-2 on the season following a 77-75 win in overtime over Davidson. Temple’s Quinton Rose dunked the ball off a steal as time ran out to give the Owls the two-point victory last Saturday. Shizz Alston Jr. scored 24 points to leads the Owls while handing out a team high 11 assists.

Drexel fell to 6-6 on the season following its 97-65 loss to UConn on Tuesday. Trey Harper scored 20 points to lead Drexel while Cameron Wynter chipped in with 12. Drexel was averaging 82.2 points a game entering this matchup with UConn, and was held under 70 for just the third time this season. Shizz Alston Jr. leads the Owls in scoring and assists with averages of 18.8 points and 5.6 assists per game. Two other players led by Quinton Rose with 16.5 points per game are averaging double figures in scoring. Ernest Aflakpui is leading the Owls in rebounds with 6.7 per game. Temple is shooting 43.58% from the field and 29.6% from 3-point territory.

Alihan Demir leads the Dragons in scoring and rebounding with averages of 14.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Four other players for Drexel are averaging double figures in scoring. Camren Wynter leads the Dragons in assists with an average of 5.4 per game. Drexel is shooting 48.4% from the field and 39.2% from 3-point territory.

Temple has played much better to start the season than has Drexel. The Owls are 9-2 SU, while Drexel is 6-6 SU. However, the Owls are having problems covering the number at 3-7-1 ATS this season while Drexel is 5-4-2 ATS. The Dragons have covered the number in 3 of the last 4 played overall. Final Score Prediction, Temple Owls win but fall short ATS 81-73.

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