East Carolina at Connecticut NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, February 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 14 point favorites.
East Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 9-11. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 68.2 points per game while giving up 71.6 per contest. Connecticut has an overall record of 12-9. They are averaging 78.2 points per game and surrendering 71.4, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-9-1 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-7-2 against the over/under
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/31/18 F Mamadou Diarra Undisclosed is out indefinitely
02/02/19 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs East Carolina
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out indefinitely
Jayden Gardner comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Seth LeDay averages 11.6 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jalen Adams averages 18.6 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Christian Vital averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 68.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 293rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 278th. Behind the arc they shoot 26% which is good for 350th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 254th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 58th with 15.0 per game. The Pirates allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 183rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 137th and 44th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 238th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 119th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 68th in the country with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 98th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 95th in the nation. They are 143rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 216th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Huskies are 152nd in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Huskies surrender 71.4 points per contest, which ranks them 177th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 184th and 33rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 111th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 132nd with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 302nd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Pirates are 319th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.7. In terms of pace they are 108th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 328th. As a team they are 326th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 327th in Division 1. East Carolina is 63rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 204th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 108.2, which is ranked 87th. They are 89th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 115th. As a unit they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -14
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