East Carolina at Virginia Free College Basketball Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/5/2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
John Paul Jones Arena
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 21 point favorites.
The Pirates come into this game with an overall record of 7-2 and a road record of 0-1. They are 1-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 7-1 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 1-5 and they are 3-3 against the spread.
Caleb White comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pirates. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. B.J. Tyson averages 14 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for East Carolina. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Austin Nichols averages 11 points per game while playing 16 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. London Perrantes averages 10 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
East Carolina averages 69.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 243rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 131st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 126th in the country. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 310th with 16.1 per game. The Pirates allow 59.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the nation. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 79th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 293rd in Division 1.
Virginia averages 69.6 points per game this year which ranks them 241st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 22.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 73rd in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 192nd and 55th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 3rd with 9.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 46.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 38th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 27 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 8.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in college basketball.
The Pirates average 66.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 101.5 and they assist on 55.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.5 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 31% of their shots. East Carolina turns the ball over an average of 20 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.1%. The Pirates give up 69.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 55.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 68.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 61 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 22.6 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 115.8 and 59.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 60.2 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 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.3%. The Cavaliers give up 46.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 59.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-2 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-2 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-3 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 1-5 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
11/17/16 G Elijah Hughes Foot out indefinitely
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia -21
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