Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has East Carolina as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 136.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 5-21 and a road record of 2-8. They are 11-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-9. The Pirates have an overall record of 10-15 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 10-8 against the spread.
Jahmal McMurray comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Angel Nunez averages 9.8 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for South Florida. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
B.J. Tyson averages 15.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Caleb White averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
South Florida averages 63 points per contest this season which ranks them 332nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 249th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 345th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 9.9 assists per game which ranks them 64th and 342nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 329th with 14.9 per game. The Bulls allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 168th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 68th and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 286th place in the country. They force 8.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in the Division 1.
East Carolina averages 70.6 points per game this year which ranks them 215th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 209th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 190th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 241st and 56th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 203rd with 13 per game. The Pirates allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 198th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 222nd and 95th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 165th and they give up 17.2 assists per contest which puts them in 342nd place in the nation. The Pirates force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 173rd in college basketball.
The Bulls average 61.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -25.7 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 94.3 and they assist on 42.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. South Florida turns the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.8%. The Bulls give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 85.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 76.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -13.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.9 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 102 and 62.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. East Carolina turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.6%. The Pirates give up 72.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 86.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 11-10 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 12-9 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-8 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 11-9 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/14/15 G Roddy Peters Foot out indefinitely
12/05/15 G Troy Holston Jr ACL out for season
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/20/15 C Deng Riak Shoulder out for season
12/20/15 F Marshall Guilmette Undisclosed out for season
02/15/16 G Lance Tejada Illness missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs. South Florida
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida
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