Sunday, January 22, 2017
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The East Carolina Pirates head to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, January 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 10.5 point favorites.
The Pirates come into this game with an overall record of 9-10 and a road record of 0-5. They are 5-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7. The Huskies have an overall record of 7-11 and a home record of 4-4. They have an over/under record of 5-9 and they are 5-10 against the spread.
B.J. Tyson comes into this contest averaging 11.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pirates. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Kentrell Barkley averages 10.8 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for East Carolina. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
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Jalen Adams averages 14.9 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Rodney Purvis averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
East Carolina averages 61.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 337th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 327th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 338th in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game which ranks them 47th and 263rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 269th with 14.5 per game. The Pirates allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 39th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 256th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 61st place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in Division 1.
Connecticut averages 63.2 points per game this year which ranks them 328th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 287th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 315th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 103rd and 218th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 135th with 12.9 per game. The Huskies allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 47th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 244th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the nation. The Huskies force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in college basketball.
The Pirates average 61.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 55.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -14.7 per contest. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 92.9 and they assist on 56.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. East Carolina turns the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32%. The Pirates give up 70.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 62.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.6 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 97.6 and 55.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.3%. The Huskies give up 59.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-7 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-7 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-10 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-9 against the over/under
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
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
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut -10.5
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