East Carolina at UCF NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 18.5 point favorites.
East Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-7. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 70.1 points per contest while giving up 69.0 per game. UCF has an overall mark of 12-2. They are averaging 75.6 points per contest and giving up 63.0, which is a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-5-1 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 9-4-1 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 6-7-1 against the over/under
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jayden Gardner comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Shawn Williams averages 13.4 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
B.J. Taylor averages 17.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Aubrey Dawkins averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 271st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 229th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 343rd in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 221st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 15.9 per game. The Pirates allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 103rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 135th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 60th place in Division 1. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 255th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 139th in the country with 75.6 points per game this year. They are 25th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 53rd in the nation. They are 68th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 152nd in assists per contest with 14.1. The Knights are 303rd in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Knights surrender 63.0 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 166th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 83rd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Pirates are 302nd in the nation in offensive rating with 96.6. In terms of pace they are 109th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 306th. As a team they are 288th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 334th in Division 1. East Carolina is 39th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 278th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 110.9, which is ranked 55th. They are 300th in D-1 in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 44th. As a unit they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 262nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UCF -18.5
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