Wichita State Shockers (10-10) vs. East Carolina Pirates (11-10) January 29, 2023 12:00 PM EDT The Line: East Carolina Pirates +1.5 / Wichita State Shockers -1.5; Over/Under: +133(Get latest betting odds)
The Wichita State Shockers and the East Carolina Pirates meet in college basketball action Sunday at Let’s preview this game and let’s have a pick and a prediction.
The Wichita State Shockers betting preview
The Wichita State Shockers average 67.5 points on 42.1% shooting and allow 65.6 points on 39.2% 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 getting 2.9 rebounds and Jaron Pierre Jr. is dishing out 0.9 assists. The Wichita State Shockers are shooting 29.7% from beyond the arc and 71.3% from the free throw line. The Wichita State Shockers are allowing 31.2% shooting from deep and grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.
The East Carolina Pirates Betting Preview
The East Carolina Pirates average 69.4 points on 41% shooting and allow 69.3 points on 43.2% 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 picking up 3.8 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates are shooting 31.5% from beyond the arc and 67.9% from the free throw line. The East Carolina Pirates are allowing 33.4% shooting from deep and grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
Wichita State vs East Carolina Trends
The Shockers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games on the road 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 the Shockers last 5 overall. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 Pirates overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Randy’s free choice
The Wichita State Shockers probably have the edge due to their defensive effort and are currently playing better ball. Wichita State has had great success against the road spread. East Carolina is losing their last 5 games averaging 10.8 points while shooting 39.2% from the field. I put down the bucket.