Wichita State Shockers vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 1/29/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
The East Carolina Pirates (11-10) will go up against the Wichita State Shockers (10-10) at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Sunday.
The Wichita State Shockers faced Tulane and took a loss by a score of 95-90 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Shockers left the arena with 17 while Tulane had 13 fouls. They also converted 9 of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. Tulane ended up going 72.0% from the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 25 tries. Moreover, Tulane collected 29 rebounds (2 offensive, 27 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Tulane distributed 18 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. Concerning the defense, Wichita State allowed the other team to shoot 50.7% from the floor on 34 of 67 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 44 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Shockers made 12 of 16 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Wichita State wrapped up the contest with a 44.4% FG percentage (32 out of 72) and made 14 of 38 3-pointers.
Jaykwon Walton is someone who was a factor for this contest. He finished the game at 60.0% from the field and also totaled 6 assists. He played 33 mins and collected 3 rebounds. He was able to score 24 points on 9 of 15 shooting.
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Wichita State comes into this contest with a mark of 10-10 for the season. They are giving up possession 11.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 14.8 fouls per game. As a team, Wichita State is grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 226 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 334th in the country in terms of passing. The Shockers are shooting 29.7% on 3-point shots (134 of 451) and 71.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 67.5 points per contest (289th in college basketball) while hitting 42.1% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Shockers have forced 11.9 turnovers per game and they draw 14.8 personal fouls. They give up 31.2% from beyond the arc and they are 73rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (65.6). The Shockers defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 39.2% (473 of 1,206) and they concede 36.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 178th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 263 relinquished for the campaign.
In their last game, the East Carolina Pirates got the victory with a final of 76-66 when they played Tulsa. The Pirates were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 38 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while recording 5 steals for the matchup. Tulsa had 20 personal fouls for the game which took the Pirates to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a clip of 76.2%. Concerning 3-pointers, East Carolina made 6 of their 19 tries (31.6%). Overall, the Pirates ended up shooting 27 out of 54 from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0%. The Pirates permitted Tulsa to knock down 23 out of 51 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 45.1% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 39.1% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 9 of 23 and finished the contest at 11 of 18 from the charity stripe (61.1%). Regarding cleaning the glass, East Carolina allowed Tulsa to grab 22 in all (6 offensive).
Brandon Johnson ended up being important for the Pirates for the matchup. He tallied 24 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He buried 10 out of 17 for the game for a field goal rate of 58.8%, and had 8 rebounds.
East Carolina has a win-loss record of 11-10 for the campaign. The Pirates commit 18.2 fouls per contest while shooting 67.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.5 times per game (167th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest. East Carolina has scored 1,457 pts this year (69.4 per game) and they average 37.4 boards per game. As an offense, the Pirates are shooting 41.0% from the field, which is 331st in the nation.
The Pirates are ranked 176th in college basketball in points given up per game with 69.3. They have forced 11.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.2% from the field (180th in D-1). The East Carolina defense concedes 33.4% from downtown (138 of 413) and their opponents are making 69.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.0 assists and 33.8 rebounds per game, ranking them 134th and 160th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wichita State
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