Sunday, January 15, 2017
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 10 point favorites.
The Bearcats come into this game with an overall record of 14-2 and a road record of 3-1. They are 7-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-7. The Pirates have an overall record of 9-9 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 4-7 against the spread.
Jacob Evans comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bearcats. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kyle Washington averages 13.6 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Cincinnati. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
B.J. Tyson averages 11.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Caleb White averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Cincinnati averages 78.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 59th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 142nd in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game which ranks them 57th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 10.7 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 88th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in Division 1.
East Carolina averages 62.7 points per game this year which ranks them 329th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 300th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 324th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 50th and 240th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 280th with 14.7 per game. The Pirates allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 60th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 221st and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the nation. The Pirates force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 281st in college basketball.
The Bearcats average 64.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.7 per contest. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 114 and they assist on 56.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Cincinnati turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.4%. The Bearcats give up 60.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 63.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 55 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.1 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 93.9 and 57.2% 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 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. East Carolina turns it over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.1%. The Pirates give up 57.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 7-5 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-7 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 4-7 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-6 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/28/16 F Clarence Williams Dismissed dismissed from the team
01/14/17 G B.J. Tyson Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina
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