East Carolina vs. South Florida - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (8-19) at East Carolina Pirates (11-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 am (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)
The Line: East Carolina Pirates -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Florida Bulls and East Carolina Pirates meet Saturday night at the Minges Coliseum.
The South Florida Bulls look to play spoiler after losing 11 of their last 12 games. On the season, USF is averaging 62 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 69 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Corey Allen Jr. is averaging 15 points and 2.6 assists while Nehemias Morillo is averaging 9.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Anthony Collins is dishing five assists and Bo Zeigler is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The South Florida Bulls have four active players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they’re shooting 61 percent from the line and 28.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, USF is allowing 36.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 67 or less points in five of its last eight games.
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The East Carolina Pirates hope to get back on track after splitting their last six games. On the season, ECU is averaging 64 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 65.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Terry Whisnant is averaging 13 points and 1.8 assists while B.J. Tyson is averaging 12.7 points and 4.2 rebounds. Caleb White is the third double-digit scorer and Michel-Ofik Nzege is grabbing five rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates have four players averaging at least 5.9 points, and they’re shooting 68 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, ECU is allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in six straight games.
The Bulls are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 6-13-2 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Pirates are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulls are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
South Florida has been fade material all season long, as the Bulls can't win outright or against the number whatsoever. East Carolina is by far the better team here and should be able to cover the reasonable number.