Tulane vs East Carolina predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina +1.5
The Tulane Green Wave travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Tulane as 1.5 point favorites.
Tulane heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-8. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 70.0 points per contest while giving up 68.2 per game. East Carolina has an overall mark of 8-11. They are averaging 68.7 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of -3.1.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 8-11-0 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
01/24/20 G Miles James Illness is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
01/24/20 C Edra Luster Knee is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
TeShaun Hightower comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. K.J. Lawson averages 14.0 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jayden Gardner averages 20.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Brandon Suggs averages 10.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane averages 70.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 218th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 255th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 74th in the nation. They average 31.7 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, which ranks them 335th and 293rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 310th with 11.7 per game. The Green Wave allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 156th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 260th and 232nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 297th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 321st place in Division 1. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 319th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 249th in the country with 68.7 points per game this year. They are 277th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.1. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 337th in the nation. They are 199th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 142nd in assists per contest with 13.7. The Pirates are 138th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pirates surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 243rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 189th and 226th in those defensive statistics. They rank 224th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 139th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 126th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Green Wave have an offensive rating of 101.2, which is ranked 185th. They are 245th in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 209th. As a unit they are 195th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in D-1. Tulane is 292nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 150th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 96.8, which is ranked 275th. They are 121st in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 314th. As a unit they are 280th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 253rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulane/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +1.5
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