East Carolina at Tulsa NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to Reynolds Center to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Tulsa as 12 point favorites.
East Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 10-17. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 67.6 points per game while giving up 73.4 per contest. Tulsa has an overall record of 17-12. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 13-13-1 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-16-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 14-14-1 against the over/under
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jayden Gardner comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 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 76%. Shawn Williams averages 12.2 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
DaQuan Jeffries averages 13.4 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Martins Igbanu averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 67.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 294th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 303rd. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 349th in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 213th and 266th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 13.9 per game. The Pirates allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 230th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 219th and 111th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 281st and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 188th place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa is 209th in the country with 71.6 points per game this year. They are 147th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 198th in the nation. They are 218th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game, and 213th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Golden Hurricane are 215th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Golden Hurricane surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 164th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 97th in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest and 287th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Hurricane are 102nd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Pirates are 325th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.6. In terms of pace they are 129th in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 337th. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 334th in Division 1. East Carolina is 115th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Tulsa is 167th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 101.7, which is ranked 230th. They are 149th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 158th. As a unit they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 209th in the country.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tulsa -12
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