East Carolina vs Wichita State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/1/2020
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State -20
The East Carolina Pirates head to Charles Koch Arena to take on the Wichita State Shockers on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 20 point favorites.
East Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 71.7 per contest. Wichita State has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 77.3 points per game and surrendering 62.2, good for a point differential of 15.1.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-8-0 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 6-5-1 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 7-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
12/21/19 G Dexter Dennis Personal is out indefinitely
Jayden Gardner comes into this game averaging 20.7 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Tyrie Jackson averages 10.6 points per contest in 25.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Erik Stevenson scores 12.6 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Tyson Etienne averages 11.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 20.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 71.8 points per contest, which is 189th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 262nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 326th in the nation. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 150th and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 154th with 14.0 per game. The Pirates allow 71.7 points per contest, which is 240th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 187th and 264th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 96th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 207th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 78th in the nation with 77.3 points per contest this season. They are 246th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 15.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 121st in the NCAA. They are 34th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 46th in assists per game with 15.9. The Shockers are 283rd in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Shockers give up 62.2 points per game, which ranks them 48th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 167th in those defensive statistics. They rank 32nd with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 113th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Shockers are 305th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per contest this year.
The Pirates are 241st in the nation in offensive rating with 98.8. In terms of pace they are 83rd in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 301st. As a team they are 245th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 283rd in Division 1. East Carolina is 172nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 320th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 99th in the country in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 67th in Division 1 with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 237th. As a team they are 213th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 200th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina +20
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