Tulsa at East Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane head to Minges Coliseum to take on the East Carolina Pirates on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tulsa as 9.5 point favorites.
Tulsa comes into this game with an overall record of 17-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 71.9 per contest. East Carolina has an overall record of 10-17. They are averaging 67.1 points per game and surrendering 74.8, good for a point differential of -7.7.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 16-9 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 15-10 against the over/under this year
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-10 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 13-7 against the over/under this year
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
02/28/18 G Sterling Taplin Ankle missed last game, is "?" Thursday vs East Carolina
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
02/28/18 F Jabari Craig Foot is "?" Thursday vs Tulsa
02/22/18 G Kentrell Barkley Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Junior Etou averages 15.6 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Sterling Taplin averages 12 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
B.J. Tyson scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Isaac Fleming averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 73.8 points per contest this year, which is 181st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 239th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 173rd in Division 1. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 72nd and 255th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 176th with 13.0 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 71.9 points per contest, which is 161st in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 85th and 176th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 206th, and they allow 14.8 assists per game which puts them in 278th place in college basketball. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 312th in the country with 67.1 points per contest this season. They are 253rd in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.7. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 343rd in Division 1. They are 242nd in the country in rebounding with 34.1 boards per contest and 213th in assists per game with 13.2. The Pirates are 48th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Pirates give up 74.8 points per game, which ranks them 239th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 246th and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 325th with 16.0 dimes allowed per game and 273rd with 36.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pirates are 115th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Golden Hurricane are 222nd in the country in defensive rating with 104.2, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 130th. They are 253rd in college basketball in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 190th. As a unit they are 145th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 77th in D-1. Tulsa is 157th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 145th in the country.
East Carolina is 43rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 223rd in the nation. The Pirates are 329th in the country in offensive rating with 96, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 274th. In terms of pace they are 217th in Division 1 with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 299th. As a team they are 313th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 244th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tulsa -9.5
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