East Carolina at SMU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has SMU as 21 point favorites.
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East Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-11. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 65.5 points per contest while giving up 70.4 per game. SMU has an overall mark of 14-7. They are averaging 72.9 points per contest and giving up 62.0, which is a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-6 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 7-5 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 6-9 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 7-9 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 SMU Mustangs Injuries
01/24/18 G Jarrey Foster ACL is out for season
01/22/18 F Everett Ray Foot is out for season
Kentrell Barkley averages 12.1 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. B.J. Tyson averages 14.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Ethan Chargois averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Shake Milton averages 18.3 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 132nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 113th and 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd, and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 298th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in college basketball. East Carolina averages 65.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 328th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 284th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 350th in D-1. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 192nd and 280th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 48th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs surrender 62.0 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 155th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest, and 45th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 277th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season. SMU is 211th in Division 1 with 72.9 points per game this year. They are 98th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the nation. They are 249th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game and 45th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Mustangs are 313th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Pirates are 154th in the country in defensive rating with 100.9, and their offensive rating of 93.8 is ranked 332nd. They are 220th in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 320th. As a unit they are 332nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 297th in D-1. East Carolina is 37th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 70th in the country.
SMU is 259th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 117th in Division 1. The Mustangs are 47th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.5, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 49th. They are 345th in D-1 in pace with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 70th. As a unit they are 85th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 146th in the country.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take SMU -21
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