Eastern Kentucky at Rice College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels travel to Tudor Fieldhouse to play the Rice Owls on Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Eastern Kentucky heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 12-19. They had a point differential of -4.3 as they averaged 70.9 points per contest while giving up 75.2 per game. Rice had an overall record of 21-10 last season. They averaged 81.5 points per game and surrendered 75.4, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Trends
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels were 14-13 against the spread last season
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels were 10-17 against the over/under last year
Important Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls were 12-13 against the spread last season
The Rice Owls were 13-10 against the over/under last year
Key Eastern Kentucky Colonels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rice Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Asante Gist averaged 15.9 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.8 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 37% for the year while his free throw percentage was 74%. Nick Mayo averaged 18.5 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 6.5 rebounds per game and dished out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage was at 77%.
Egor Koulechov averaged 18.2 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 8.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 82%. Marcus Evans averaged 19 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.3 rebounds per game and had 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Colonels allowed 75.2 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 254th in the nation. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 207th and 183rd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 37.3 rebounds a game which ranked 278th, and they gave up 14.1 assists per contest which put them in 258th place in the country. They forced 13.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 241st in college basketball. Eastern Kentucky averaged 70.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 237th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin was -4.3 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a team, which had them ranked 257th. Behind the arc they shot 32% which was good for 299th in D-1. They averaged 32.8 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranked them 309th and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 92nd with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls surrendered 75.4 points per contest, which ranked them 259th in the country. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 191st and 96th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 159th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 131st with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls were 198th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game last season. Rice was 24th in Division 1 with 81.5 points per game last year. They were 86th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was 6.1. They shot 39% from 3-point range, which was good for 28th in the nation. They were 60th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game and 150th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Owls were 32nd in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Colonels were 269th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 99.7, and their defensive rating of 105.8 was ranked 249th. In terms of pace they were 180th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 232nd. As a team they were 221st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 49th in Division 1. Eastern Kentucky was 82nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 201st in the nation.
Rice was 72nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%, which was 136th in the nation. The Owls were 85th in the country in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 100.6 was ranked 128th. In terms of pace they were 25th in Division 1 with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% was 47th. As a team they were 32nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 57th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Kentucky/Rice college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rice
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