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East Carolina vs. South Florida - 3/10/16 AAC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Florida Bulls (7-24) at East Carolina Pirates (12-19)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Amway Center)

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

TV: ESPNU

The South Florida Bulls and East Carolina Pirates meet Thursday afternoon in the AAC Tournament.

The South Florida Bulls hope for a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The South Florida Bulls are averaging 63 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Jahmal McMurray is averaging 15.3 points and 2.5 assists while Angel Nunez is averaging 9.5 points and six rebounds. Chris Perry is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Nehemias Morillo is dishing two assists. The South Florida Bulls are shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The South Florida Bulls are 0-1 this season in neutral site games.

East Carolina vs. South Florida - 3/10/16 AAC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The East Carolina Pirates hope for a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The East Carolina Pirates are averaging 68.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. B.J. Tyson is averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Caleb White is averaging 12.5 points and 2.5 assists. Kentrell Barkley is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Prince Williams is dishing 3.8 assists. The East Carolina Pirates are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pirates are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The East Carolina Pirates are 1-1 this season on neutral sites.  

The Bulls are 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS win and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. The Pirates are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Bulls are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

Both teams are in bad form at the moment, but East Carolina has been the more consistent team this season and has more offensive depth than the Bulls. USF may have the crowd advantage with the game being played in Florida, but the Pirates are the better team. Lay the bucket.

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