East Carolina at Rutgers College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The East Carolina Pirates head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Rutgers as 11.5 point favorites.
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East Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-2. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 70.5 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. Rutgers has an overall mark of 5-0. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 47.2, which is a point differential of 29.2.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 0-1 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
11/05/17 G Jeremy Sheppard Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 G Raquan Wilkins Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
B.J. Tyson averages 17 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Kentrell Barkley averages 15 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Geo Baker scores 14 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Corey Sanders averages 13 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.8 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 70.5 points per contest this year, which is 267th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 192nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 297th in Division 1. They average 36.3 boards per contest and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 212th and 81st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 141st with 14.3 per game. The Pirates allow 67.8 points per contest, which is 115th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 108th and 41st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 113th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 176th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 174th in the country with 76.4 points per contest this season. They are 182nd in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 29.2. They shoot 24% from beyond the arc, which is good for 344th in Division 1. They are 5th in the country in rebounding with 48.6 boards per contest and 192nd in assists per game with 13.8. The Scarlet Knights are 328th in turnovers per contest with 10.4. The Scarlet Knights give up 47.2 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 32% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 32nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 8.4 dimes allowed per game and 75th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 293rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per contest this year.
The Pirates are 133rd in the country in defensive rating with 95.1, and their offensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 258th. They are 220th in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 222nd. As a unit they are 238th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 218th in D-1. East Carolina is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 116th in the country.
Rutgers is 337th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 38%, which is 6th in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are 135th in the country in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 67.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 252nd in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 256th. As a team they are 299th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 313th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina +11.5
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