East Carolina Pirates vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Charles Koch Arena is the location where the Wichita State Shockers (14-12) will compete against the East Carolina Pirates (15-13) on Saturday.
The East Carolina Pirates faced Tulsa and walked away with a win by a score of 64-59 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Pirates ended up walking away with 18 while Tulsa accounted for 17 fouls. They buried 9 out of their 19 tries from beyond the perimeter. Tulsa ended up going 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 16 attempts. Moreover, Tulsa totaled 31 boards (4 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't have a block. Tulsa earned 12 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. With regard to defense, East Carolina allowed the other team to go 44.2% from the floor on 19 of 43 shooting. They also distributed 15 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 20 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In terms of rebounding, they collected a total of 24 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Pirates knocked down 12 of 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. East Carolina wrapped up the contest with a 38.2% field goal percentage (21 of 55) and knocked down 10 out of their 22 three-point shots.
Tristen Newton is a guy who came through in this contest. He finished the game at 57.1% from the field and dished out 5 dimes. He played 19 mins played and also pulled down 4 boards. He scored 27 points on 8 out of 14 shooting.
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East Carolina heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 15-13 for the year. They average 69.2 pts per contest (231st in the country) on 40.7% from the floor. The Pirates are shooting 33.8% on 3-point shots (212 of 628) and 74.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, East Carolina is collecting 35.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 416 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 102nd in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Pirates have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.8 fouls. They currently rank 307th in the country in giving up assists with 430 relinquished for the season. The Pirates defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.1% (698 of 1,618) and they relinquish 36.1 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 35.6% from beyond the arc and they are 232nd in D-1 in opponents points per game (70.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wichita State Shockers took home the win by a final score of 72-62 when they played Tulsa. Regarding attacking the glass, Wichita State permitted Tulsa to pull down 18 in all (4 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 16.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 3 of 18 and ended up shooting 17 of 24 at the free throw line (70.8%). The Shockers allowed Tulsa to knock down 21 of 51 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 41.2% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Shockers finished the game shooting 26 for 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1%. In terms of three-point shots, Wichita State converted 5 out of 16 attempts (31.3%). They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 83.3%. Tulsa committed 19 fouls for the matchup which took the Shockers to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They gave up possession 11 times, while getting 2 steals for the contest. The Shockers were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the game.
Morris Udeze was important for the Shockers in the game. He accumulated 15 points in his 23 mins on the court, but didn't record an assist. He converted 3 out of 6 for the contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Wichita State has a mark of 14-12 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Shockers are shooting 40.1% from the field, which is ranked 340th in the country. Wichita State has totaled 1,780 pts for the campaign (68.5 per contest) and they pull in 36.9 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 12.0 times per game (256th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest. The Shockers are committing 15.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 75.2% from the charity stripe.
The Wichita State defense allows 31.6% on 3-point shots (171 of 541) and opponents are connecting on 71.0% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 12.4 assists and 34.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 160th and 202nd in college basketball. The Shockers on defense are ranked 92nd in the country in points allowed per game with 66.3. They have forced 14.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (88th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wichita State
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