SMU vs East Carolina Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: SMU Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina +8.5
The SMU Mustangs travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 8.5 point favorites.
SMU heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 67.9 per game. East Carolina has an overall mark of 7-8. They are averaging 71.0 points per contest and giving up 71.1, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 8-5-1 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 10-4-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 7-8-0 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Isiaha Mike averages 15.6 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. Tyson Jolly comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Brandon Suggs averages 9.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Jayden Gardner averages 21.4 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 155th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 81st and 230th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 45th, and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 280th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 74th in the nation. SMU averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 42nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 34th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 88th in D-1. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 35th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 166th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 227th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 164th and 225th in those defensive statistics. They rank 193rd with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 101st with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 134th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. East Carolina is 207th in the country with 71.0 points per game this year. They are 222nd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 326th in the nation. They are 159th in the country in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game and 165th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Pirates are 128th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Mustangs are 8th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.2. In terms of pace they are 294th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 32nd. As a team they are 20th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 164th in Division 1. SMU is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 151st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 98.2, which is ranked 252nd. They are 80th in D-1 in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 283rd. As a unit they are 236th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 282nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take East Carolina +8.5
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