Tulsa at East Carolina Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/17/2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane head to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to take on the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday, February 17, 2019. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 7.5 point favorites.
Tulsa heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-10. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. East Carolina has an overall mark of 9-15. They are averaging 66.8 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of -5.1.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-12-0 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 12-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 11-12-1 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
DaQuan Jeffries comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Martins Igbanu averages 11.8 points per contest in 27.0 minutes per game. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Jayden Gardner scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Shawn Williams averages 11.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 71.8 points per contest, which is 214th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 115th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 34.4 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 237th and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 220th with 12.8 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 70.0 points per contest, which is 144th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 73rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 298th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 205th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 310th in the nation with 66.8 points per contest this season. They are 297th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -5.1. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 349th in the NCAA. They are 197th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.3 boards per contest and 260th in assists per game with 12.4. The Pirates are 97th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Pirates give up 71.8 points per game, which ranks them 192nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 165th and 62nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 142nd with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 282nd with 37.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Pirates are 227th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Golden Hurricane are 210th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.4. In terms of pace they are 175th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 134th. As a team they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 223rd in Division 1. Tulsa is 152nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 107th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 94.1, which is ranked 326th. They are 151st in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 336th. As a unit they are 334th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 335th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tulsa -7.5
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