Sunday, February 7, 2016
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 16.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Pirates come into this game with an overall record of 10-12 and a road record of 1-7. They are 8-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Huskies have an overall record of 16-6 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 6-11 and they are 10-7 against the spread.
B.J. Tyson comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pirates. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Caleb White averages 13.5 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for East Carolina. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Shonn Miller averages 13.4 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
East Carolina averages 70.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 218th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 189th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 174th in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game which ranks them 240th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 185th with 13 per game. The Pirates allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 152nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 185th and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 141st and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 337th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 183rd in the Division 1.
Connecticut averages 74 points per game this year which ranks them 141st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 64th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 138th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 100th and 136th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 43rd with 11.2 per game. The Huskies allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 101st and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in college basketball.
The Pirates average 64.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 103.1 and they assist on 64% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. East Carolina turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.5%. The Pirates give up 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 77.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.4 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 109.2 and 51.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.9%. The Huskies give up 59.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 52 points per game in their past 3 contests.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 8-7 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-8 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-7 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-11 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/20/15 C Deng Riak Shoulder out for season
12/20/15 F Marshall Guilmette Undisclosed out for season
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina
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