Wednesday, March 2, 2016
USF Sun Dome
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to USF Sun Dome to play the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Florida as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Pirates come into this game with an overall record of 11-18 and a road record of 2-10. They are 13-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Bulls have an overall record of 7-22 and a home record of 4-13. They have an over/under record of 14-10 and they are 13-11 against the spread.
B.J. Tyson comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pirates. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Caleb White averages 12.6 points per game in 31.8 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 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jahmal McMurray averages 15.5 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Angel Nunez averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
East Carolina averages 69.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 249th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 209th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 132nd in the country. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 273rd and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 203rd with 13 per game. The Pirates allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 240th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 190th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 342nd place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the Division 1.
South Florida averages 63.4 points per game this year which ranks them 334th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 256th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 344th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 10 assists per contest which ranks them 58th and 341st respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 327th with 14.7 per game. The Bulls allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 64th and 69th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 292nd place in the nation. The Bulls force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in college basketball.
The Pirates average 65.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 101.5 and they assist on 63.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67 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 38% of their shots. East Carolina turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.3%. The Pirates give up 73.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 64.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7.2 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 94.6 and 42.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. South Florida turns it over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.7%. The Bulls give up 71.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68 points per game in their past 3 contests.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 13-9 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-12 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 13-11 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 14-10 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
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/14/15 G Roddy Peters Foot out indefinitely
12/05/15 G Troy Holston Jr ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina
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