Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 3/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum is the site where the East Carolina Pirates (14-14) will play the Tulane Green Wave (17-9) on Wednesday.
The Tulane Green Wave stepped onto the hardwood against Wichita State and went home with a loss by a final score of 83-76 in their last game. Tulane wrapped up the game with a 45.2% field goal percentage (28 out of 62) and converted 15 of their 33 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Green Wave converted 5 of 9 tries for a percentage of 55.6%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they collected 22 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 21 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to defending, Tulane allowed the other team to shoot 53.1% from the floor on 26 out of 49 shooting. Wichita State distributed 19 dimes and had 9 steals in this matchup. In addition, Wichita State grabbed 33 rebounds (2 offensive, 31 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Wichita State shot 72.4% when shooting free throws by burying 21 of their 29 tries. They also knocked down 10 out of their 22 shots from long range. When discussing personal fouls, the Green Wave finished with 21 while Wichita State had 13 personal fouls.
Jalen Cook is one player who was a major factor for the game. He was able to score 30 points on 11 out of 21 shooting. He played for 40 minutes but finished the game without a rebound. He finished shooting 52.4% from the field and also earned 4 assists.
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Tulane will enter this contest with a mark of 17-9 this year. They currently have an average of 81.2 points per contest (15th in college hoops) while hitting 46.7% from the field. The Green Wave are connecting on 34.1% on three-point shots (205 of 601) and 79.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Tulane is grabbing 32.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 413 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 122nd in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 11.2 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.2 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Green Wave are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.4 fouls. They rank 327th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 442 conceded for the year. The Green Wave defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (703 of 1,625) and they surrender 39.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They are surrendering 35.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 330th in college hoops in points per game allowed (76.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the East Carolina Pirates walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-57 against Houston. When discussing how they rebounded, East Carolina permitted Houston to collect 45 in total (15 offensive). They shot 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 6 of 18 and ended up shooting 12 of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Pirates allowed Houston to convert 29 of 66 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.9% in the game. In all, the Pirates walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 50 from the field which had them shooting 32.0%. When talking about shooting from downtown, East Carolina buried 8 out of 22 attempts (36.4%). They were able to make 17 of those for a clip of 60.7%. Houston committed 17 fouls in the game which took the Pirates to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 6 steals in the game. The Pirates recorded 16 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 22 for this game.
Ezra Ausar pitched in for the Pirates for the matchup. He earned 15 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and accumulated 8 rebounds.
East Carolina has a win-loss mark of 14-14 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Pirates are connecting on 40.8% from the field, which is 339th in the nation. East Carolina has accumulated 1,933 pts this year (69.0 per game) and they grab 36.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.4 times per game (163rd in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.1 times per game. The Pirates are responsible for committing 17.9 fouls per game and they hit 68.9% from the free throw line.
The East Carolina defense surrenders 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (180 of 541) and their opponents are making 70.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 12.3 dimes and 34.5 total boards per game, ranking them 150th and 213th in college hoops. The Pirates on the defensive side of the court are 200th in D-1 in PPG given up with 70.6. They are forcing 11.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the field (206th in D-1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take East Carolina
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