Sunday, February 21, 2016
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 19.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Pirates come into this game with an overall record of 10-16 and a road record of 1-9. They are 10-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Mustangs have an overall record of 21-4 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 9-12 against the spread.
B.J. Tyson comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pirates. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Caleb White averages 12.8 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for East Carolina. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Nic Moore averages 16.5 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Ben Moore averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
East Carolina averages 69.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 232nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 226th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 198th in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 246th and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 207th with 13.1 per game. The Pirates allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 194th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 229th and 98th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 181st and they give up 17.1 assists per contest which puts them in 342nd place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in the Division 1.
SMU averages 78.7 points per game this year which ranks them 43rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per contest which ranks them 45th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 90th with 11.8 per game. The Mustangs allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 114th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 136th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in college basketball.
The Pirates average 64.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.3 per contest. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 101.3 and they assist on 62.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. East Carolina turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.5%. The Pirates give up 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mustangs score 80.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.9 points per game. The Mustangs have a rating on offense of 119.1 and 61.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. SMU turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 41.1%. The Mustangs give up 62.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-9 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 11-10 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 9-12 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 11-10 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
SMU Mustangs Injuries
12/23/15 G Sedrick Barefield Personal expected to transfer
11/12/15 G Ben Emelogu Knee out for season
01/06/16 G Keith Frazier Personal has left the team
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina
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