Connecticut at East Carolina NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/10/2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 6 point favorites.
Connecticut comes into this game with an overall record of 14-16. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 70.8 per contest. East Carolina has an overall mark of 10-19. They are averaging 67.5 points per contest and giving up 73.9, which is a point differential of -6.4.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 13-15-2 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 13-15-1 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
03/09/19 G Alterique Gilbert Facial is questionable Sunday vs East Carolina
02/09/19 G Jalen Adams Ankle is out 4-6 weeks
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out for season
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh Carlton comes into this contest averaging 8.8 points per game while playing 21.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Christian Vital averages 14.0 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jayden Gardner averages 16.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Shawn Williams averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 132nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 179th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 175th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 161st and 244th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 182nd with 12.9 per game. The Huskies allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 178th and 96th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 166th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 151st place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 275th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 298th in the country with 67.5 points per game this year. They are 303rd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -6.4. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 349th in the nation. They are 225th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game, and 267th in assists per contest with 12.2. The Pirates are 122nd in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Pirates surrender 73.9 points per contest, which ranks them 242nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 233rd and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 214th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 295th with 37.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 243rd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Huskies are 139th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 144th in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 196th. As a team they are 220th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 223rd in Division 1. Connecticut is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 144th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 95, which is ranked 326th. They are 135th in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 338th. As a unit they are 336th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 337th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +6
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