Sunday, March 6, 2016
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 147.5.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 16-14 and a road record of 1-8. They are 10-17 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-13. The Pirates have an overall record of 12-18 and a home record of 8-7. They have an over/under record of 12-13 and they are 14-9 against the spread.
Dedric Lawson comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Shaq Goodwin averages 15.1 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
B.J. Tyson averages 14.6 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Caleb White averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Memphis averages 76.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 76th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 296th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 282nd in the country. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 172nd with 12.7 per game. The Tigers allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 304th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 138th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in the Division 1.
East Carolina averages 68.9 points per game this year which ranks them 257th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 219th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 268th and 56th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 214th with 13.1 per game. The Pirates allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 162nd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 221st and 85th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 197th and they give up 16.7 assists per contest which puts them in 342nd place in the nation. The Pirates force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 78.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 102.5 and they assist on 58.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.1%. The Tigers give up 82.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 73.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.7 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 101 and 63.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.8 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 38% of their shots. East Carolina turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% 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 71.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 59 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 10-17 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 14-13 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 14-9 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-13 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/15 G Raquan Mitchell Personal has left team
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/20/15 C Deng Riak Shoulder out for season
12/20/15 F Marshall Guilmette Undisclosed out for season
03/05/16 G Kentrell Barkley Illness missed last game, "?" Sunday vs. Memphis U
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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