Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The East Carolina Pirates head to Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 6 point favorites.
The Pirates come into this game with an overall record of 13-15 and a road record of 1-9. They are 12-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Golden Hurricane have an overall record of 13-14 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 13-13 and they are 14-12 against the spread.
Kentrell Barkley comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pirates. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Caleb White averages 11 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for East Carolina. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Junior Etou averages 12.4 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Hurricane. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jaleel Wheeler averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
East Carolina averages 62.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 338th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 336th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 331st in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game which ranks them 36th and 245th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 262nd with 14.1 per game. The Pirates allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 274th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 91st place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in Division 1.
Tulsa averages 67.3 points per game this year which ranks them 290th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 282nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 223rd in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 192nd and 295th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Hurricane rank 326th with 15.2 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 85th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 101st and 176th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 99th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 85th place in the nation. The Golden Hurricane force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in college basketball.
The Pirates average 60.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 93.6 and they assist on 56.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. East Carolina turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Pirates give up 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Hurricane score 71.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.3 points per game. The Golden Hurricane have a rating on offense of 98.2 and 51.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Tulsa turns it over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Golden Hurricane give up 69 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73 points per game in their past 3 contests.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-9 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 11-10 against the over/under
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 14-12 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-13 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/28/16 F Clarence Williams Dismissed dismissed from the team
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +6
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