East Carolina at Cincinnati College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to BB&T Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 30.5 point favorites.
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East Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-10. They currently have a point differential of -3.8 as they are averaging 65.8 points per contest while giving up 69.6 per game. Cincinnati has an overall record of 16-2. They are averaging 77.3 points per game and surrendering 57.2, good for a point differential of 20.1.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-6 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-10 against the over/under this year
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/13/17 G Seth LeDay Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/05/17 G Jeremy Sheppard Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 G Raquan Wilkins Suspension is out indefinitely
01/02/18 G Aaron Jackson Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/02/18 F Justin Whatley Hand is out indefinitely
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
B.J. Tyson averages 15.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kentrell Barkley averages 12.2 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Jacob Evans averages 13.7 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Gary Clark averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 65.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 325th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 281st. Behind the arc they shoot 28%, which is good for 348th in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 163rd and 271st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 55th with 15.0 per game. The Pirates allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 112th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 109th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 251st and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 293rd place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 118th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 104th in the country with 77.3 points per game this year. They are 100th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 20.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 105th in college basketball. They are 31st in the nation in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Bearcats are 244th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Bearcats surrender 57.2 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 95th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 31.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 326th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season.
The Pirates are 132nd in the country in defensive rating with 99.6, and their offensive rating of 94.2 is ranked 330th. They are 229th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 320th. As a unit they are 327th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in D-1. East Carolina is 40th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 71st in the country.
Cincinnati is 254th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 5th in the nation. The Bearcats are 40th in the country in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 83.7 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 277th in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 113th. As a team they are 115th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 233rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati -30.5
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