Saturday, February 11, 2017
USF Sun Dome
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The East Carolina Pirates head to USF Sun Dome to take on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has East Carolina as 2.5 point favorites.
The Pirates come into this game with an overall record of 11-13 and a road record of 0-8. They are 9-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Bulls have an overall record of 6-17 and a home record of 5-8. They have an over/under record of 13-7 and they are 8-12 against the spread.
Caleb White comes into this contest averaging 10.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Pirates. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kentrell Barkley averages 11.8 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for East Carolina. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
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Tulio Da Silva averages 9.9 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Geno Thorpe averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
East Carolina averages 61.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 339th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them ranked 341st. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 335th in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game which ranks them 40th and 255th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 255th with 14.2 per game. The Pirates allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 289th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 91st place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in Division 1.
South Florida averages 65.5 points per game this year which ranks them 314th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 229th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 118th in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 220th and 245th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 344th with 16.2 per game. The Bulls allow 75 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 121st and 329th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 276th and they give up 16.5 assists per contest which puts them in 336th place in the nation. The Bulls force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in college basketball.
The Pirates average 59.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 56.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.7 per contest. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 92.5 and they assist on 57.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 44%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. East Carolina turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Pirates give up 71 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 68.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -21.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.2 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 93.9 and 52.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.3 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 29% of their shots. South Florida turns it over an average of 20.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.5%. The Bulls give up 72.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 88.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-8 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-8 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 8-12 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 13-7 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
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/20/16 G Jahmal McMurray Personal has left program
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina -2.5
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