East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 2/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-20) are hosting the East Carolina Pirates (13-12) at Donald W. Reynolds Center on Tuesday.
The East Carolina Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against SMU and took a loss by a final of 86-70 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Pirates finished with 21 while SMU recorded 14 personal fouls. They also made 6 out of their 19 tries from long range. SMU went 59.3% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 27 tries. Furthermore, SMU totaled 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. SMU recorded 18 assists and had 12 steals in this contest. With regard to defense, East Carolina let their opponent shoot 50.8% from the floor on 32 out of 63 shooting. They also distributed 18 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected 25 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Pirates buried 7 of 11 tries for a percentage of 63.6%. East Carolina walked away from the game having earned a 46.6% field goal percentage (27 of 58) and buried 9 out of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter.
RJ Felton is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He finished shooting 52.6% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. He played 35 minutes and totaled 4 boards. He scored 27 points on 10 out of 19 shooting.
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East Carolina steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 13-12 for the campaign. They average 69.8 points per outing (224th in college hoops) while hitting 40.9% from the field. The Pirates are shooting 31.6% on shots from distance (193 of 610) and 69.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, East Carolina is pulling in 37.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 333 assists this season, which is 271st in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.8 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Pirates have forced 12.0 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 79th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 307 conceded this year. The Pirates defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.8% (627 of 1,432) and they relinquish 33.8 boards per contest as a team. They concede 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 191st in the nation in points per game allowed (70.2).
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane went home defeated by a final of 76-53 against Temple. Concerning rebounding, Tulsa permitted Temple to collect 34 in total (6 offensive). They finished 41.7% from 3-point land by going 10 of 24 and finished the contest at 6 of 8 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Golden Hurricane permitted Temple to knock down 30 out of their 53 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 56.6% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Golden Hurricane finished the game shooting 20 for 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.0%. In regard to three-point shots, Tulsa made 9 out of their 20 attempts (45.0%). They were able to bury 4 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Temple was called for 11 fouls in the matchup which got the Golden Hurricane to the free throw line for a total of 6 tries. They also turned it over 9 times, while recording 5 steals for this game. The Golden Hurricane were able to corral 15 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 21 for this game.
Sam Griffin pitched in for the Golden Hurricane for this game. He converted 7 of 12 in this game for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and tallied 1 rebound. He totaled 16 points in his 20 mins on the court and had 2 dimes in this game.
Tulsa has a mark of 5-20 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Golden Hurricane are shooting 41.9% from the floor, which is 313th in D-1. Tulsa has accounted for 1,678 points on the season (67.1 per game) and they average 32.5 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 11.8 times per game (294th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Golden Hurricane are committing 15.8 fouls per game and they connect on 64.2% from the free throw line.
The Golden Hurricane on the defensive side of the court are 353rd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 78.6. They are forcing 11.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (349th in college basketball). The Tulsa defense allows 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (190 of 596) and their opponents are making 72.5% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 16.5 assists and 39.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 351st and 357th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take East Carolina
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