Cincinnati at East Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 14.5 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.1 as they are averaging 75.4 points per contest while giving up 58.2 per game. East Carolina has an overall record of 7-6. They are averaging 69.8 points per game and surrendering 68.2, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 7-5-1 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 4-9-0 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Keith Williams averages 10.9 points per game in 23.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Jayden Gardner averages 18.8 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Shawn Williams averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 75.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 150th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 102nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 198th and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 339th with 10.4 per game. The Bearcats allow 58.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 174th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 43rd place in Division 1. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 285th in the country with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 247th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 341st in the nation. They are 70th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 226th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Pirates are 27th in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Pirates surrender 68.2 points per contest, which ranks them 99th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest and 153rd with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 258th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Bearcats are 29th in the nation in offensive rating with 115. In terms of pace they are 344th in the country with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 164th. As a team they are 140th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 338th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 34th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 95.9, which is ranked 312th. They are 114th in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 309th. As a unit they are 293rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 339th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +14.5
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