Cincinnati Bearcats vs East Carolina Pirates Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/16/2020
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina +10.5
The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 10.5 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 66.5 per game. East Carolina has an overall mark of 10-15. They are averaging 68.4 points per contest and giving up 71.1, which is a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 11-14-0 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
12/09/19 G Trevor Moore Achilles is out for season
01/04/20 F Prince Toyambi Heart is out for season
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
01/24/20 C Edra Luster Knee is out indefinitely
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Chris Vogt averages 12.3 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 67% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Jayden Gardner averages 20.2 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Tristen Newton averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 120th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 113th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 277th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 80th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 95th with 14.1 per game. The Bearcats allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 98th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 48th and 170th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 99th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 119th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 261st in the country with 68.4 points per game this year. They are 273rd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 337th in the nation. They are 165th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 111th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Pirates are 130th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pirates surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 230th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 173rd and 217th in those defensive statistics. They rank 229th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 120th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 137th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Bearcats are 146th in the nation in offensive rating with 103. In terms of pace they are 187th in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 137th. As a team they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 212th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 139th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 142nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 96.6, which is ranked 286th. They are 107th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 312th. As a unit they are 281st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 254th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +10.5
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