South Florida vs East Carolina NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/7/2020
Game: South Florida Bulls vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina +4.5
The South Florida Bulls travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has South Florida as 4.5 point favorites.
South Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 8-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 64.8 points per game while giving up 62.4 per contest. East Carolina has an overall record of 6-8. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 71.9, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 9-6-0 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-8-0 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Personal has left team
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
David Collins comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 62%. Laquincy Rideau averages 13.3 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 46%.
Jayden Gardner averages 21.3 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Brandon Suggs averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.5 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 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 64.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 314th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 252nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game, which ranks them 276th and 333rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 15.5 per game. The Bulls allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 298th and 296th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 122nd place in Division 1. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 193rd in the country with 71.6 points per game this year. They are 235th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 332nd in the nation. They are 148th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 164th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Pirates are 130th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Pirates surrender 71.9 points per contest, which ranks them 244th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 193rd and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 218th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 96th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 145th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Bulls are 279th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.6. In terms of pace they are 320th in the country with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 239th. As a team they are 275th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 174th in Division 1. South Florida is 32nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 157th 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 98.7, which is ranked 240th. They are 76th in D-1 in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 289th. As a unit they are 233rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 283rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +4.5
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