The Wichita State Shockers and East Carolina Pirates meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Wichita State Shockers Betting Preview
The Wichita State Shockers are averaging 67.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Jaykwon Walton is averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds, while Craig Porter Jr. is averaging 2.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Jaron Pierre Jr. is grabbing 2.9 rebounds and Jaron Pierre Jr. is dishing 0.9 assists. The Wichita State Shockers are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wichita State Shockers are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.
The East Carolina Pirates Betting Preview
The East Carolina Pirates are averaging 69.4 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Javon Small is averaging 15.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Brandon Johnson is averaging 12.9 points and 2.1 assists. RJ Felton is the third double-digit scorer and Ezra Ausar is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The East Carolina Pirates are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
Wichita State vs East Carolina Trends
The Shockers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pirates are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games. The over is 5-0 in Shockers last 5 overall. The under is 7-3 in Pirates last 10 overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Wichita State Shockers probably have the edge because of their defensive effort, and they're playing the better ball at the moment. Wichita State has had great success against the spread on the road. East Carolina is losing its last 5 games by an average of 10.8 points while shooting 39.2 percent from the field. I'll lay the bucket.