SMU at East Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has SMU as 7 point favorites.
SMU heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-12. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 70.3 points per contest while giving up 63.1 per game. East Carolina has an overall record of 10-15. They are averaging 67.9 points per game and surrendering 73.4, good for a point differential of -5.5.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 7-13 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 11-11 against the over/under this year
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-8 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-6 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/07/18 G Shake Milton Hand is out indefinitely
01/24/18 G Jarrey Foster ACL is out for season
01/22/18 F Everett Ray Foot is out for season
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
02/20/18 G Isaac Fleming Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs SMU
02/20/18 F Jabari Craig Foot is "?" Wednesday vs SMU
02/20/18 G Kentrell Barkley Disciplinary is "?" Wednesday vs SMU
Jimmy Whitt averages 10.7 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 55%. Ben Emelogu averages 10 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
B.J. Tyson averages 14.8 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Isaac Fleming averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 70.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 264th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 178th. Behind the arc they shoot 39%, which is good for 36th in the country. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 250th and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 303rd with 11.6 per game. The Mustangs allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 68th and 168th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 227th place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 305th in the country with 67.9 points per game this year. They are 216th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.5. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 340th in college basketball. They are 204th in the nation in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 222nd in assists per contest with 13.0. The Pirates are 47th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Pirates surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 204th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 192nd and 67th in those defensive statistics. They rank 308th with 15.4 assists allowed per contest and 255th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 99th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season.
The Mustangs are 88th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 73rd. In terms of pace they are 346th in the country with 64.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 126th. As a team they are 152nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 107th in Division 1. SMU is 251st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 126th in the nation.
East Carolina is 41st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 151st in the nation. The Pirates are 322nd in the country in offensive rating with 97, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 235th. In terms of pace they are 220th in Division 1 with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 278th. As a team they are 303rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 257th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's SMU/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina +7
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