East Carolina at Wichita State NCAA Basketball Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to FedEx Forum to play the Wichita State Shockers on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 10.5 point favorites.
East Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 10-20. They currently have a point differential of -6.5 as they are averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 74.2 per contest. Wichita State has an overall record of 17-13. They are averaging 70.6 points per game and surrendering 69.5, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 13-16-1 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 15-14-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shawn Williams averages 12.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Jayden Gardner comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Markis McDuffie averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 246th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 256th and 131st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd, and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 236th place in the NCAA. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 251st in the nation. East Carolina averages 67.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 294th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 297th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 347th in D-1. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 234th and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 120th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 130th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 161st in those defensive statistics. They rank 63rd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 195th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 130th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game. Wichita State is 237th in the country with 70.6 points per game this year. They are 327th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 318th in the nation. They are 65th in the country in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game and 142nd in assists per contest with 13.8. The Shockers are 270th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Pirates are 325th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.4. In terms of pace they are 133rd in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 335th. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 337th in Division 1. East Carolina is 142nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 298th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 240th in the country in offensive rating with 101.4. In terms of pace they are 176th in Division 1 with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 324th. As a team they are 327th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 164th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wichita State -10.5
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