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East Carolina vs. Houston - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Cougars (14-6) at East Carolina Pirates (10-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)

The Line: East Carolina Pirates +3 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNN

The East Carolina Pirates and the Houston Cougars face off on Saturday in AAC college basketball action.

The East Carolina Pirates are 10-11 this season and they have win their last two games. ECU is averaging 69.2 points per game and they are shooting 43 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. B.J. Tyson leads the Pirates averaging 15 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Caleb White is averaging 13.4 points, Kentrell Barkley is averaging 9.7 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Price Williams is averaging 8.4 points. East Carolina is 8-3 at home and 2-6 in the AAC.

East Carolina vs. Houston - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Cougars are 14-6 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a four game losing streak. Houston is averaging 77.7 points per game and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Rob Gray Jr. leads the Cougars averaging 16.6 points per game. Devonta Pollard is averaging 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, Damyean Dotson is averaging 11.6 points and 7.3 rebounds, and Ronnie Johnson is averaging 10.5 points. Houston is 2-3 on the road and 4-4 in AAC play.

East Carolina is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 3-8-1 against the spread against the AAC, and 8-1 against the spread following a win. Houston is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 10-4 against the spread against the AAC, and 9-4 against the spread following a win. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two teams.

Houston has been up and down but the are still the better option here. 

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Houston Cougars -3

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