East Carolina Pirates vs Tulane Green Wave Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/8/2020
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane -6
The East Carolina Pirates head to Devlin Fieldhouse to take on the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Tulane as 6 point favorites.
East Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-13. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 68.6 points per contest while giving up 71.5 per game. Tulane has an overall mark of 10-11. They are averaging 68.3 points per contest and giving up 69.6, which is a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-13-0 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 11-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 12-10-0 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 11-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
02/05/20 G Tyrie Jackson Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Central Florida
01/24/20 C Edra Luster Knee is out indefinitely
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jayden Gardner comes into this game averaging 20.8 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Brandon Suggs averages 9.1 points per contest in 22.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
TeShaun Hightower scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. K.J. Lawson averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 68.6 points per contest, which is 255th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 281st. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 339th in the nation. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 182nd and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 139th with 13.6 per game. The Pirates allow 71.5 points per contest, which is 235th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 175th and 231st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 230th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 137th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 260th in the nation with 68.3 points per contest this season. They are 280th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 77th in the NCAA. They are 343rd in D-1 in rebounding with 30.6 boards per contest and 296th in assists per game with 11.5. The Green Wave are 306th in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Green Wave give up 69.6 points per game, which ranks them 192nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 301st and 277th in those defensive statistics. They rank 332nd with 16.0 dimes allowed per game and 305th with 38.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Green Wave are 322nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Pirates are 284th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.6. In terms of pace they are 108th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 312th. As a team they are 286th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 251st in Division 1. East Carolina is 155th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Tulane is 276th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Green Wave are 235th in the country in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 242nd in Division 1 with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 241st. As a team they are 229th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 98th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina +6
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