East Carolina vs South Florida Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/26/2020
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs South Florida Bulls
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: South Florida -8.5
The East Carolina Pirates travel to Yuengling Center to play the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has South Florida as 8.5 point favorites.
East Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-17. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 68.5 points per contest while giving up 71.0 per game. South Florida has an overall mark of 11-16. They are averaging 62.1 points per contest and giving up 62.2, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 14-14-0 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 15-11-1 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 8-19-0 against the over/under
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
02/25/20 G Tyrie Jackson Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs South Florida
01/24/20 C Edra Luster Knee is out indefinitely
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Left Team is out for season
Tristen Newton averages 10.2 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jayden Gardner comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Laquincy Rideau averages 12.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 55%. David Collins averages 14.0 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 71.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 220th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 169th and 205th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 143rd, and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 234th place in the NCAA. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in the nation. East Carolina averages 68.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 258th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 279th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 341st in D-1. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 150th and 103rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 131st with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 62.2 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 243rd and 214th in those defensive statistics. They rank 75th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 30.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 308th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. South Florida is 337th in the country with 62.1 points per game this year. They are 307th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 290th in the nation. They are 282nd in the country in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game and 344th in assists per contest with 9.8. The Bulls are 42nd in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Pirates are 299th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.9. In terms of pace they are 94th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 314th. As a team they are 285th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 269th in Division 1. East Carolina is 141st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
South Florida is 18th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 94.4, which is ranked 318th. They are 329th in D-1 in pace with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 305th. As a unit they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 150th in the country.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida -8.5
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