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Houston vs. East Carolina - 3/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

East Carolina Pirates (13-17) at Houston Cougars (11-18)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Hofheinz Pavilion)

The Line: Houston Cougars -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNN

The Houston Cougars and the East Carolina Pirates face off on Sunday at Hofheinz Pavilion in AAC college basketball action.

The Houston Cougars are 11-18 this season and they have won their last two games. Houston is averaging 64.5 points and they are shooting 38.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Jherrod Stiggers leads the Cougars averaging 14 points per game. Devonta Pollard is averaging 11.2 points and 6.1 rebounds, Danrad Knowles is averaging 10.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, and LeRon Barnes is averaging 7.3 points and 6.6 rebounds. Houston is 8-8 at home and 3-14 in the AAC.

Houston vs. East Carolina - 3/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The East Carolina Pirates are 13-17 this season and they have lost four of their last six games. ECU is averaging 63.8 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. B.J. Tyson leads the Pirates averaging 12.7 points per game. Terry Whisant is averaging 12.5 points, Caleb White is averaging 12.3 points, and Michel Ofik-Nzege is averaging 5.8 points. East Carolina is 1-10 on the road and 6-11 in the AAC.

Houston is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine home games against a team with a losing road record. East Carolina is 4-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 games, and 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 road games. The favorite has covered the point spread six of the last seven meetings of these two.

Houston is just the better team here and closing it out at home I like the Cougars to get it done. 

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