East Carolina vs SMU predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SMU -14
The East Carolina Pirates head to Moody Coliseum to take on the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has SMU as 14 point favorites.
East Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 8-10. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 69.0 points per game while giving up 71.2 per contest. SMU has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 76.2 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 9-7-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 10-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Brandon Suggs averages 9.7 points per contest in 23.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jayden Gardner comes into this game averaging 20.7 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Isiaha Mike averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Tyson Jolly scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 71.2 points per contest which is 230th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 166th and 172nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 198th place in D-1. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in Division 1. East Carolina averages 69.0 points per contest, which is 244th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 280th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 336th in the nation. They average 35.8 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 179th and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 130th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 133rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 67th and 244th in those defensive statistics. They rank 280th with 14.2 dimes allowed per game and 61st with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Mustangs are 71st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest. SMU is 70th in the country with 76.2 points per contest this season. They are 57th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 182nd in the country. They are 41st in the nation in rebounding with 39.6 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 16.6. The Mustangs are 206th in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Pirates are 276th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.5. In terms of pace they are 96th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 310th. As a team they are 279th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 243rd in Division 1. East Carolina is 137th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 209th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 111.2, which is ranked 14th. They are 302nd in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 67th. As a unit they are 49th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 136th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take East Carolina +14 and over 144.5 total points
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