East Carolina at South Florida College Basketball Picks & Parlay 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
USF Sun Dome
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The East Carolina Pirates head to USF Sun Dome to take on the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has South Florida as 4.5 point favorites.
East Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 65.6 points per contest while giving up 69.6 per game. South Florida has an overall record of 7-8. They are averaging 63.8 points per game and surrendering 68.2, good for a point differential of -4.4.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-5 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 4-7 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 4-7 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 South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/17 G Troy Holston Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/18 F Payton Banks Illness missed last game, is "?" Wednesday vs East Carolina
Isaac Fleming averages 13.3 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%. B.J. Tyson averages 15.5 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Stephen Jiggets averages 11.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Payton Banks scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 69.6 points per contest which is 122nd in Division 1. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 277th, and they allow 15.1 assists per game which puts them in 281st place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 95th in the nation. East Carolina averages 65.6 points per contest this year, which is 332nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -4.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 295th. From 3-point territory they shoot 26%, which is good for 351st in college basketball. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 90th and 291st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 41st with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 68.2 points per game, which ranks them 98th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 117th and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 205th with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 191st with 35.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 27th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per contest this year. South Florida is 341st in Division 1 with 63.8 points per contest this season. They are 305th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -4.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 201st in D-1. They are 195th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.9 boards per contest and 249th in assists per game with 12.9. The Bulls are 93rd in turnovers per contest with 14.7.
The Pirates are 135th in the country in defensive rating with 98.3, and their offensive rating of 92.6 is ranked 332nd. They are 212th in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 327th. As a unit they are 335th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 301st in D-1. East Carolina is 35th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 55th in the country.
South Florida is 31st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 89th in Division 1. The Bulls are 199th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 94.9 is ranked 320th. They are 333rd in D-1 in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 310th. As a unit they are 294th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 295th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take East Carolina +4.5 and under 149 total points
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