Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 4 point favorites.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 14-14 and a road record of 4-7. They are 10-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-11. The Pirates have an overall record of 13-16 and a home record of 11-5. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 12-10 against the spread.
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Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.3 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kentrell Barkley averages 12.4 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Caleb White averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Connecticut averages 66.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 305th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 243rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 157th in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 104th and 159th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 86th with 12.2 per game. The Huskies allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 57th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 186th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the country. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in Division 1.
East Carolina averages 62.6 points per game this year which ranks them 339th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 335th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 331st in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest which ranks them 41st and 254th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 255th with 14 per game. The Pirates allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 46th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 258th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 95th place in the nation. The Pirates force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 320th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 65.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 102.6 and they assist on 56.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.2 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 35% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.3%. The Huskies give up 69.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 63.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.1 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 94.3 and 56.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. East Carolina turns it over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.6%. The Pirates give up 58.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-15 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 13-11 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-10 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-10 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
02/28/17 G Jalen Adams Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. East Carolina
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/28/16 F Clarence Williams Dismissed dismissed from the team
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina +4
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