RESULTS: With the Cats dominating the Owls 85-62, we congratulate seven VUHoops readers who earned points in this round.
- Noah Thacker (Nova 82, Temple 63) awarded 3 points
- SMOKIN JAY WRIGHT (Nova 82, Temple 63) awarded 3 points
- villadelphiapa (Nova 82, Temple 64) awarded 2 points
- Zxcvbnmmnbvcxz (Nova 81, Temple 63) awarded 2 points
- Eberz for 3! (Nova 82, Temple 59) awarded 1 point
- Kantcant (Nova 79, Temple 62) awarded 1 point
- ryanschock24 (Nova 81, Temple 64) awarded 1 point
The updated leader board after two rounds is provided below.
|SMOKIN JAY WRIGHT||3|
|Sweetness and Light||2|
|Eberz for 3!||1|
VUHOOPS vs. VEGAS: Based on the average predicted scores of the VUHoops Crowd and the posted Vegas line, we would have had a DOUBLE-WIN by taking ‘Nova giving 17 points (WIN) and betting the OVER (WIN). After two rounds, we would be even money.
UPDATE (December 14, Game Time) ... Recapped below is the way the VUHoops Crowd sees this one.
# Reader Predictions: 45
% Picking Cats to Win: 100%
Wisdom of VUHoops' Crowd Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova -18.0
o Over/Under: 138.0
o Final Score: Cats 78 - Temple 60
Vegas Odds Makers' Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova -17.0
o Over/Under: 130.5
o Final Score: Cats 74- Temple 57
SCATTER PLOT OF PREDICTED SCORES
The table below provides a head-to-head comparison of the two teams.
|Average Points Scored||75.1||62.4|
|Average Points Allowed||56.1||60.6|
Temple's has wins against American University, Louisiana Tech, Pennsylvania, Long Island, LaSalle and Towson. Their losses have come at the hands of Duke, UNLV and St. Joe's.
Enter your predicted final score in the comments section in the format: NOVA xx, Temple yy. Good luck!