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East Carolina vs. Connecticut - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Connecticut Huskies (14-11) at East Carolina Pirates (12-15)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)

The Line: East Carolina Pirates -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Connecticut Huskies and East Carolina Pirates play Wednesday at the Minges Coliseum.

The Connecticut Huskies need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, UConn is averaging 65.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and is allowing 60.8 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Ryan Boatright is averaging 17.5 points and 4.3 assists while Daniel Hamilton is averaging 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. Amida Brimah is the third double-digit scorer and Kentan Facey is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Connecticut Huskies have four players averaging at least 9.8 points, and they’re shooting 68.4 percent from the line and 35.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, UConn is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in four of its last six games.

East Carolina vs. Connecticut - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The East Carolina Pirates could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, ECU is averaging 61.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.9 points on 45 percent shooting. B.J. Tyson is averaging 12.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while Terry Whisnant is averaging 12.9 points and 1.9 assists. 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 68.7 percent from the line and 35 percent from downtown. Defensively, ECU is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last seven games.

The Huskies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Pirates are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. 

UConn is a messs right now and has been brutal ATS, espescially on the road. Meanwhile, ECU has been money covering the number at home. I'll take the free points and the home team. 

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East Carolina Pirates +5

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