East Carolina at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to XL Center to play the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 17.5 point favorites.
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East Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 7-7. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 65.7 points per game while giving up 69.3 per contest. Connecticut has an overall mark of 7-7. They are averaging 70.7 points per contest and giving up 74.2, which is a point differential of -3.5.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-5 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-7 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-5 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 Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/23/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is out for season
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
B.J. Tyson averages 15.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Isaac Fleming averages 13.2 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Jalen Adams averages 19 points per game while playing 38.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Terry Larrier averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 65.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 331st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 282nd. Behind the arc they shoot 26%, which is good for 351st in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 124th and 288th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 73rd with 14.9 per game. The Pirates allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 113th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 81st and 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 270th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 259th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 270th in the country with 70.7 points per game this year. They are 330th in D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -3.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 308th in college basketball. They are 106th in the nation in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 349th in assists per contest with 9.9. The Huskies are 225th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Huskies surrender 74.2 points per contest, which ranks them 227th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 137th and 307th in those defensive statistics. They rank 182nd with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 279th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 162nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Pirates are 134th in the country in defensive rating with 98.8, and their offensive rating of 93.7 is ranked 330th. They are 234th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 328th. As a unit they are 332nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in D-1. East Carolina is 60th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 66th in the country.
Connecticut is 251st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 211th in Division 1. The Huskies are 227th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 291st. They are 228th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 334th. As a unit they are 321st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in the country.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut -17.5
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