East Carolina Pirates vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina (+1)
The East Carolina Pirates (7-1) are headed to Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse on Saturday where they'll meet the Tulane Green Wave (5-2). East Carolina opens this game as 1-point dogs. The O/U opens at 130.
East Carolina enters this game with a record of 7-1 for the campaign. The Pirates are shooting 36.6% on shots from downtown (53 of 145) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They average 72.1 pts per game (191st in Division 1) while connecting on 44.5% from the floor. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.0 fouls every game. As a unit, East Carolina is grabbing 36.1 boards per game and has totaled 141 assists this year, which ranks 52nd in the nation in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Pirates have forced 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 17.3 fouls. They relinquish 28.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 48th in college hoops in opponents PPG (63.3). The Pirates defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.3% (175 of 434) and they surrender 34.1 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 161st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 90 surrendered for the year.
The East Carolina Pirates faced off with the Tulane Green Wave and took home the win by a score of 68-58 in their last game. East Carolina ended the contest with a 46.0% field goal percentage (23 out of 50) and buried 6 out of their 19 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Pirates made 16 of 23 shots for a rate of 69.6%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected 35 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 17 assists in the matchup while getting 3 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defense, East Carolina allowed their opponent to shoot 46.0% from the field on 23 of 50 shooting. Tulane earned 10 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Green Wave totaled 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Tulane ended up shooting 57.1% when shooting free throws by making 12 of 21 attempts. They converted 8 of their 27 tries from distance.
Jayden Gardner is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He recorded 21 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins played and also snagged 10 rebounds. Gardner finished 58.3% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Pirates was Brandon Suggs. He snagged 4 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He finished shooting 55.6% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 5-of-9 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Suggs was on the court for 37 minutes.
Tulane has a mark of 5-2 on the year. Tulane has earned 468 pts on the campaign (66.9 per contest) and they pull down 34.4 boards per contest. The Green Wave commit 17.4 fouls every game while shooting 74.1% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Green Wave are shooting 39.5% from the floor, which ranks 322nd in the nation. They are dishing out assists 12.9 times per game (218th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per game. The Green Wave defensively are ranked 34th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 61.4. They allow 13.3 dimes and 36.4 rebounds per game, which is 202nd and 217th in those categories. The Tulane defense allows 32.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (43 of 133) and their opposition knocks down 66.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 15.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.4% from the field (66th in D-1).
For their last game, the Tulane Green Wave took a defeat with a final score of 68-58 when they faced the East Carolina Pirates. The Green Wave were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this game. They also blocked 2 tries while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Pirates earned 15 fouls for this contest which got the Green Wave to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of those for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing three-point shots, Tulane buried 8 of 27 tries (29.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Green Wave walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 54 from the field which had them sitting at 35.2%. The Green Wave allowed the Pirates to knock down 23 out of their 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.0% for the contest. They finished 31.6% from distance by connecting on 6 of 19 and finished the game at 16 out of 23 from the free throw line (69.6%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Tulane allowed East Carolina to grab 35 overall (7 offensive).
Jaylen Forbes ended up being a major contributor for the Green Wave in the game. He knocked down 4 of 11 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 36.4%, which had him finishing with 16 points. Forbes grabbed 3 rebounds in his 35 mins and had 2 dimes for the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Tulane was Gabe Watson. He notched 14 points in his 36 minutes played by going 6 out of 12 shooting for the matchup. Watson wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor as well as earning 4 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take East Carolina (+1)
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