South Florida Bulls vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 2/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
The East Carolina Pirates (13-13) will take on the USF Bulls (7-19) at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Wednesday.
The USF Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against Tulsa and went home with a loss by a final score of 65-57 in their last contest. South Florida wrapped up the contest having earned a 35.0% field goal percentage (21 out of 60) and converted 5 out of their 22 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulls converted 10 of 12 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 31 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 11 dimes in the game in addition to forcing 18 turnovers and having 7 steals. When it comes to the defense, South Florida allowed 52.4% from the floor on 22 out of 42 shooting. Tulsa totaled 14 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. In addition, Tulsa pulled down 26 rebounds (2 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Tulsa finished the game at 82.4% from the free throw line by making 14 of 17 tries. They also converted 7 out of their 16 tries from three-point range. When talking about fouls, the Bulls ended up with 14 and Tulsa finished the game with 13 fouls.
Caleb Murphy is one player who played a role for the contest. He totaled 10 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 31 mins and also totaled 4 rebounds. He finished the game at 55.6% from the field and earned 3 assists.
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South Florida comes into this game with a record of 7-19 this year. They turn it over 12.6 times per game and as a group are committing 16.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, South Florida is collecting 35.2 rebounds per contest and has tallied 281 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 318th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are shooting 25.3% on three-point attempts (117 of 463) and 66.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 57.5 pts per game (356th in college basketball) while connecting on 37.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Bulls have forced 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 15.7 personal fouls. They concede 33.6% on 3-point shots and they are 55th in the nation in PPG allowed (64.8). The Bulls defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.0% (587 of 1,397) and they concede 35.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 204th in college hoops in allowing assists with 340 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the court, the East Carolina Pirates went home defeated by a final of 69-66 against UCF. The Pirates were able to corral 20 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 29 in the matchup. They turned it over 9 times, while recording 3 steals in the game. UCF was called for 15 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Pirates to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of them for a rate of 73.7%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, East Carolina converted 6 of 23 tries (26.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Pirates finished shooting 23 for 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8%. The Pirates permitted UCF to make 21 out of their 51 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2% for this game. They shot 41.7% from distance by going 10 of 24 and ended up shooting 17 out of 22 from the free throw line (77.3%). In the matter of attacking the glass, East Carolina allowed UCF to grab 29 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Tristen Newton ended up being a factor for the Pirates in the matchup. He made 6 out of 13 in the game giving him a rate of 46.2%, and accounted for 2 rebounds. He recorded 19 points in his 38 mins of playing time and added 2 assists for the matchup.
East Carolina has a mark of 13-13 on the year. As an offense, the Pirates are shooting 41.0% from the field, which has them ranked 321st in the country. East Carolina has accumulated 1,810 pts so far this season (69.6 per contest) and they snag 35.9 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.0 times per contest (63rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.2 times per contest. The Pirates are responsible for committing 16.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 75.2% from the charity stripe.
The East Carolina defense surrenders 35.9% on shots from 3-point land (226 of 630) and their opposition makes 69.8% of their free throw shots. They concede 15.7 dimes and 35.9 rebounds per game, which is ranked 344th and 257th in college basketball. The Pirates on the defensive end are ranked 254th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 71.7. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.3% from the floor (200th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take South Florida
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