Tulsa vs East Carolina Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina +2.5
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Tulsa as 2.5 point favorites.
Tulsa heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 70.9 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. East Carolina has an overall mark of 8-8. They are averaging 71.0 points per contest and giving up 70.9, which is a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-12-0 against the over/under
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 8-8-0 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon Rachal comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Jeriah Horne averages 11.3 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jayden Gardner averages 21.3 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Brandon Suggs averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 70.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 204th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 128th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 233rd in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 178th and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 179th with 13.6 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 78th and 88th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 189th place in Division 1. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina is 200th in the country with 71.0 points per game this year. They are 223rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 304th in the nation. They are 170th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 145th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Pirates are 155th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pirates surrender 70.9 points per contest, which ranks them 222nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 155th and 205th in those defensive statistics. They rank 190th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 88th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 122nd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Golden Hurricane are 178th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 268th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 177th. As a team they are 161st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 272nd in Division 1. Tulsa is 159th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
East Carolina is 175th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 99, which is ranked 235th. They are 102nd in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 275th. As a unit they are 224th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 267th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/East Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina +2.5
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