Charlotte vs East Carolina NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2019
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina +1.5
The Charlotte 49ers travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1.5 point favorites.
Charlotte comes into this game with an overall record of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 71.2 points per game while giving up 63.5 per contest. East Carolina has an overall mark of 4-7. They are averaging 72.0 points per contest and giving up 72.9, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 7-3-0 against the spread
The Charlotte 49ers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 4-7-0 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte 49ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Shepherd comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Jahmir Young averages 10.8 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jayden Gardner averages 20.1 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Brandon Suggs averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 71.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 202nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 195th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 207th and 255th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 94th with 14.7 per game. The 49ers allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 169th and 177th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 181st place in Division 1. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 188th in the country with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 266th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 331st in the nation. They are 171st in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 176th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Pirates are 212th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Pirates surrender 72.9 points per contest, which ranks them 270th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 249th and 314th in those defensive statistics. They rank 224th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 92nd with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 147th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The 49ers have an offensive rating of 101.3, which is ranked 182nd. They are 261st in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 92nd. As a unit they are 60th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 264th in D-1. Charlotte is 54th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 237th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 100.1, which is ranked 212th. They are 113th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 310th. As a unit they are 252nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 276th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Charlotte/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +1.5
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