East Carolina Pirates vs. South Florida Bulls - 2/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (5-21) at East Carolina Pirates (10-15)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)
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The South Florida Bulls will travel to play the East Carolina Pirates in an American Athletic game on Tuesday.
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-15 (2-10) and are coming off of a loss to Cincinnati by a score of 75-60. East Carolina has lost 4 games in a row and is currently 10th in the American standings. East Carolina has conference wins against Temple and Memphis. East Carolina is averaging 70.6 points per game while giving up 73.1 points per game. East Carolina is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. B.J. Tyson is averaging 15.3 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for East Carolina. Caleb White is averaging 12.8 points per game and 3 rebounds per game for the Pirates. East Carolina is shooting 71.8% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
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The South Florida Bulls are 5-21 (2-11) and are coming off of a loss to Temple by a score of 77-65. South Florida has lost 4 games in a row and is currently last in the American standings. South Florida has conference wins against Tulane and Houston. South Florida is averaging 63 points per game while giving up 71.8 points per game. South Florida is also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 9.9 assists per game. Jahmal McMurray is averaging 15.5 points per game and 2.5 assists per game for South Florida. Angel Nunez is averaging 9.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Bulls. South Florida is shooting 66.7% on free throws, 27.9% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
South Florida is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. South Florida is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The over is 5-0 in South Florida’s last 5 games. East Carolina is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games. East Carolina is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 3-0-1 in East Carolina’s last 4 games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams have really struggled in conference play and will be looking to get their third conference win this season. East Carolina is the better offensive team, while South Florida is the slightly better defensive team. East Carolina has the home court advantage in this matchup and I am picking them here.