Saturday, February 27, 2016
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Bearcats come into this game with an overall record of 20-8 and a road record of 5-5. They are 11-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-15. The Pirates have an overall record of 11-17 and a home record of 8-6. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 12-9 against the spread.
Troy Caupain comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bearcats. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Gary Clark averages 11.2 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Cincinnati. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
B.J. Tyson averages 14.9 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Caleb White averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Cincinnati averages 73.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 146th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 177th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 157th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 49th and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 50th with 11.3 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 239th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 49th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in the Division 1.
East Carolina averages 70 points per game this year which ranks them 234th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 198th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 150th in the nation. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 271st and 55th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 203rd with 13 per game. The Pirates allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 197th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 242nd and 104th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 184th and they give up 17.1 assists per contest which puts them in 343rd place in the nation. The Pirates force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in college basketball.
The Bearcats average 63.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 109.3 and they assist on 61.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Cincinnati turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.2%. The Bearcats give up 59.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 74.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.4 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 101.8 and 63% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. East Carolina turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.5%. The Pirates give up 72.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-13 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-15 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-9 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-11 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
02/26/16 G Farad Cobb Knee doubtful Saturday vs. East Carolina
02/26/16 F Shaquille Thomas Groin "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/20/15 C Deng Riak Shoulder out for season
12/20/15 F Marshall Guilmette Undisclosed out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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