Memphis at East Carolina NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 8.5 point favorites.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 81.8 points per contest while giving up 76.7 per game. East Carolina has an overall mark of 9-14. They are averaging 66.7 points per contest and giving up 71.5, which is a point differential of -4.9.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 14-10-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 11-11-1 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-14-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/15/18 G David Wingett Fibula is out 4-6 weeks
11/13/18 F Lance Thomas Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jeremiah Martin comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Kyvon Davenport averages 14.8 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Jayden Gardner averages 17.7 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Shawn Williams averages 11.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 81.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 135th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 258th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 82nd and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.6 per game. The Tigers allow 76.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 288th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 180th and 145th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 199th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 313th place in Division 1. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 312th in the country with 66.7 points per game this year. They are 300th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -4.9. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 349th in the nation. They are 194th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 273rd in assists per contest with 12.2. The Pirates are 95th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Pirates surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 187th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 140th and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 138th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 288th with 37.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 221st in country in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 134th. They are 11th in college basketball in pace with 76.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 166th. As a unit they are 146th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in D-1. Memphis is 101st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 96th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 94, which is ranked 328th. They are 156th in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 335th. As a unit they are 334th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 335th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +8.5
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