South Florida at East Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The South Florida Bulls head to Minges Coliseum to take on the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has East Carolina as 3.5 point favorites.
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South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-11. They currently have a point differential of -7.2 as they are averaging 63.0 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. East Carolina has an overall record of 7-10. They are averaging 64.4 points per game and surrendering 70.6, good for a point differential of -6.2.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 4-9 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 7-7 against the over/under this year
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 4-6 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/17 G Troy Holston Knee is out indefinitely
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
Payton Banks averages 13.3 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Stephen Jiggets averages 10.9 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
B.J. Tyson scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Isaac Fleming averages 12 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 63.0 points per contest this year, which is 344th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 309th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 106th in Division 1. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 261st and 295th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 75th with 14.7 per game. The Bulls allow 70.2 points per contest, which is 124th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 180th and 106th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 147th, and they allow 14.5 assists per game which puts them in 261st place in college basketball. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 339th in the country with 64.4 points per contest this season. They are 306th in the nation in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -6.2. They shoot 26% from beyond the arc, which is good for 351st in Division 1. They are 152nd in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 298th in assists per game with 11.9. The Pirates are 55th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Pirates give up 70.6 points per game, which ranks them 139th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 113th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 302nd with 15.5 dimes allowed per game and 283rd with 37.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Pirates are 94th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 326th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.9, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 274th. In terms of pace they are 340th in the country with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 315th. As a team they are 304th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 300th in Division 1. South Florida is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 160th in the nation.
East Carolina is 40th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 82nd in the nation. The Pirates are 340th in the country in offensive rating with 92, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 166th. In terms of pace they are 232nd in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 337th. As a team they are 342nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 291st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida +3.5
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