East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 1/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Youtube TV
The East Carolina Pirates (10-7) are headed to Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday where they will meet the Cincinnati Bearcats (11-6).
The East Carolina Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against Memphis and ended up losing by a score of 69-59 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Pirates finished with 15 while Memphis accumulated 13 personal fouls. They also knocked down 2 of their 13 attempts from distance. Memphis finished the game at 64.7% from the charity stripe by making 11 of their 17 shots. Furthermore, Memphis had 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Memphis doled out 14 assists and had 15 steals in this contest. With regard to defending, East Carolina let their opponent shoot 47.5% from the field on 28 of 59 shooting. They also dished out 13 assists for the game while forcing 14 turnovers and having 11 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 28 with 7 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Pirates buried 6 of their 8 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. East Carolina finished the contest having earned a 40.7% FG percentage (22 out of 54) and buried 9 of their 28 three-point shots.
Brandon Johnson is a guy who was a contributor in this game. He ended up going 38.5% from the field and recorded 3 dimes. He played 38 mins and also pulled down 4 boards. He recorded 15 points on 5 of 13 shooting.
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East Carolina comes into this game with a mark of 10-7 this season. They turn it over 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.5 fouls every game. As a team, East Carolina is grabbing 37.4 boards per contest and has earned 232 assists this year, which is 127th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Pirates are connecting on 32.3% on 3-point shots (137 of 424) and 67.5% from the charity stripe. They average 70.5 points per game (211th in Division 1) while connecting on 41.5% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Pirates are forcing 12.4 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They concede 31.1% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 148th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (67.8). The Pirates defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 42.6% (416 of 977) and they concede 33.5 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 114th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 188 conceded on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Cincinnati Bearcats took a loss by a score of 72-59 when they played Houston. The Bearcats snagged 21 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 33 in this contest. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while recording 4 steals in this game. Houston committed 14 personal fouls in this game which got the Bearcats to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. With regard to 3-pointers, Cincinnati knocked down 9 of 26 attempts (34.6%). In all, the Bearcats finished shooting 20 out of 57 from the floor which had them at 35.1%. The Bearcats allowed Houston to make 31 of 68 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 45.6% in this matchup. They shot 37.5% from distance by going 6 of 16 and finished the contest at 4 of 4 from the charity stripe (100.0%). Regarding attacking the glass, Cincinnati allowed Houston to pull down 31 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Mika Adams-Woods ended up being a major contributor for the Bearcats in the game. He recorded 19 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 3 dimes in this game. He knocked down 8 out of 11 for the game for a field goal rate of 72.7%, and added 4 rebounds.
Cincinnati has a record of 11-6 this season. The Bearcats are committing 15.1 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 69.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 15.3 times per game (62nd in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 11.1 times per game. Cincinnati has 1,323 pts for the campaign (77.8 per contest) and they collect 37.2 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Bearcats are hitting on 45.5% from the floor, which is ranked 134th in the nation.
The Cincinnati defense allows 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (108 of 333) and their opponents are knocking down 76.0% of their foul shots. They surrender 12.9 dimes and 34.1 boards per game, which ranks them 203rd and 182nd in college hoops. The Bearcats defensively are ranked 189th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 68.9. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (146th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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