East Carolina Pirates vs. UNC Wilmington Seahawks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/1/13
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (4-5) at East Carolina Pirates (6-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)
The Line: East Carolina Pirates -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS 1
The East Carolina Pirates look to continue their winning ways when the North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks visit.
If you have followed North Carolina-Wilmington you know the team sometimes struggles away from home and can be inconsitent at both ends of the floor. We have seen all of this early on but these are things the Seahawks want to straighten out before the conference schedule begins. UNCW has been on a bit of a slide with defeats in three of four following a 60-55 loss to Stephen F. Austin. The defense held the Lumberjacks to 36% shooting with the Seahawks countering with 44% but 19 turnovers gave SFA 14 more looks. Addison Spruill tossed in a game high 23 points with Tanner Milson adding eleven points and handing out five helpers.
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East Carolina is in the midst of a hot start at 6-1 although their schedule hasn't been very difficult with the lone defeat coming at the hands of Duke. The Pirates are coming in off of a 81-70 decision over North Carolina-Asheville where the Bulldogs fell behind by 13 after 20 minutes before a late rally was pushed aside. ECU led in the shooting department 48%-37% but shots made were nearly even thanks to 14 more attempts from UNC Asheville which fell short with East Carolina leading by a 20-11 margin at the line. Paris Roberts-Campbell led five DD scorers with 20 points and five yanks with Prince Williams enjoying a 19 point, seven rebound effort followed by the trio of Michael Zangari, Akeem Richmond and Caleb White adding ten points each with 15 rebounds.
East Carolina has been winning but haven't always looked good in the process so who knows if the good team shows up or the one that barely wins shows up...