East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 3/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Dickies Arena is where the Cincinnati Bearcats (17-14) will take on the East Carolina Pirates (15-14) on Thursday.
The East Carolina Pirates played Wichita State and took a loss by a final of 70-62 in their last game. East Carolina walked away from the contest with a 36.1% FG percentage (22 out of 61) and made 8 of their 28 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Pirates buried 10 of 13 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 29 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 14 dimes in this game while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about the defense, East Carolina allowed 48.3% from the field on 28 of 58 shooting. Wichita State earned 14 assists and had 10 steals in the game. Additionally, Wichita State snagged 40 rebounds (9 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Wichita State ended up shooting 68.8% from the free throw line by making 11 of their 16 attempts. They buried 3 out of their 18 shots from 3-point land. Concerning personal fouls, the Pirates left the arena with 18 while Wichita State totaled 16 personal fouls.
Tristen Newton is one player who was important for the game. He totaled 16 points on 5 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and pulled down 11 boards. He finished shooting 35.7% from the floor and also recorded 6 dimes.
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East Carolina steps onto the hardwood with a record of 15-14 on the season. They currently have an average of 69.0 points per game (237th in college basketball) while hitting 40.5% from the field. The Pirates are shooting 33.5% from downtown (220 of 656) and 74.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, East Carolina is snagging 35.3 boards per game and has totaled 430 assists on the year, which is 107th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.2 fouls every game.
On defense, the Pirates have forced 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.1% on 3-point shots and they rank 230th in college basketball in PPG allowed (70.8). The Pirates are giving up a FG percentage of 43.3% (726 of 1,676) and they concede 36.3 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 312th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 444 surrendered on the year.
For their last game, the Cincinnati Bearcats went home defeated by a final of 76-71 when they faced SMU. The Bearcats were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the game. They also coughed it up 10 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. SMU had 13 fouls for the matchup which got the Bearcats to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They were able to make 14 of those for a rate of 82.4%. With respect to three-point attempts, Cincinnati made 9 of their 24 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Bearcats finished 24 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.1%. The Bearcats permitted SMU to convert 19 of 56 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 33.9% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 29.4% from beyond the arc by going 5 of 17 and finished the contest at 33 out of 40 at the free throw line (82.5%). When talking about how they rebounded, Cincinnati permitted SMU to get 43 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Jeremiah Davenport was important for the Bearcats for the game. He racked up 17 points in his 31 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He converted 6 of 13 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 46.2%, and added 7 rebounds.
Cincinnati has a mark of 17-14 so far this year. The Bearcats are committing 17.7 fouls per game and they go 66.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.1 times per game (169th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 10.7 times per contest. Cincinnati has 2,161 points on the campaign (69.7 per contest) and they pull in 37.5 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bearcats are shooting 40.7% from the field, which is ranked 329th in Division 1.
The Bearcats are ranked 82nd in the nation in points allowed per contest with 65.9. They have forced 12.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the floor (25th in college basketball). The Cincinnati defense concedes 31.6% from downtown (174 of 550) and their opponents are converting on 71.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.1 dimes and 37.6 boards per game, which ranks them 135th and 324th in those categories.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take East Carolina
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