South Florida vs. East Carolina - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Carolina Pirates (7-7) at South Florida Bulls (6-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Sun Dome)
The Line: South Florida Bulls -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Florida Bulls and the East Carolina Pirates face off on Saturday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in AAC college basketball action.
The South Florida Bulls are 6-8 this season and they have lost seven of their last eight games. USF is averaging 68.2 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Corey Allen Jr. leads the Bulls averaging 16.2 points per game. Chris Perry is averaging 12.8 points and 7.6 rebounds, Nehemias Morillo is averaging 9.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Anthony Collins is averaging 9.2 points and 5.9 assists. South Florida is 5-3 at home and 0-1 in AAC play.
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The East Carolina Pirates are 7-7 this season and they are coming off of a home loss to Tulane in their AAC conference opener. ECU is averaging 70 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Caleb White leads the Pirates averaging 13.4 points per game. B.J. Tyson is averaging 13.3 points, Terry Whisant II is averaging 13.1 points, and Michael Ofik-Nzege is averaging 7.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. East Carolina is 0-3 on the road this season.
South Florida is 9-24 against the spread following a loss, 7-23 against the spread in their last 30 home games, and 0-4 against the spread against the AAC. East Carolina is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games, and 6-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. South Florida has covered the point spread in their last five games against ECU.
Both of these teams are bad so getting points from a bad team is the play here so it’s a lean to ECU.