East Carolina Pirates vs. Georgia State Panthers Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/29/13
Georgia State Panthers (6-6) at East Carolina Pirates (10-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)
The Line: East Carolina Pirates -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Carolina Pirates and the Georgia State Panthers face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The East Carolina Pirates are off to a 10-3 start to the season but they are coming off of a tough 11-point loss to NC State. ECU is 6-1 at home this season and overall they have played the 303rd ranked schedule in the country. Akeem Richmond is averaging 18.6 points to lead the Pirates in scoring. Paris Campbell is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds, Caleb White is averaging 12.4 points, and Prince Williams is averaging 10.5 points. East Carolina is averaging 85.1 points and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the field while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents shoot 43.2 percent. ECU opens Conference USA play on January 11th against Old Dominion.
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The Georgia State Panthers have won their last three games in a row and four of their last five. Georgia State is 4-0 at home this year but just 1-5 on the road and they have played the 250th ranked schedule this year. Ryan Harrow is leading the Panthers averaging 19.9 points per game. R.J. Hunter is averaging 17.2 points, Manny Atkins is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Devonta White is averaging 9.2 points. Georgia State is averaging 77.9 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.6 percent. Georgia State opens their Sun Belt schedule on January 2nd against Troy.
East Carolina is 7-2-2 against the spread in their last 11 games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 8-2 against the spread following a loss. Georgia State is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games overall.
East Carolina has played a soft schedule but Georgia State hasn’t been able to get it done on the road.
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