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North Texas Mean Green vs. East Carolina Pirates - 2/15/14

East Carolina Pirates (13-12) at North Texas Mean Green (11-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)

The Line: North Texas Mean Green -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The North Texas Mean Green look to snap a five-game losing streak when they host the East Carolina Pirates.

The Pirates have lost three of their last five games and are coming off a 76-58 beat down against Tulsa. While they’re shooting 44.7 percent from the field and averaging close to 76 points per game, they’re allowing 72.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. In their last five games, teams are shooting 46.7 percent from the field and scoring 71.2 points, while the offense is scoring only 65.4 points. On the road they allow 77.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. They are 5-11-2 ATS and 4-5-2 ATS on the road.

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North Texas Mean Green vs. East Carolina Pirates - 2/15/14

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The Mean Green haven’t been any better, allowing 80.2 points during their losing streak and averaging just 66.6 points. Teams are shooting 49.4 percent from the field during their last five games and 45.2 percent from downtown. The lack of defense has cost this team games all season, but this past week has taken things to a whole new level. At home they average 68.7 points and allow 70.7 points. They are 8-8-1 ATS overall and 1-4-1 ATS at home.

This is really picking between which team you think is going to suck less. Both teams have serious faults and manage to do everything they can to avoid the win column. However, I can’t but into a team that plays absolutely no defense. None. Zero. East Carolina, one of the better scoring teams in the country, should manage to score plenty in this game. It also has a manageable ATS road record that should give you some type of hope.

This game could really go either way and I’d advise you to place your money elsewhere. But when it’s a battle between two horrible teams, I always take the points and hope for the best. 

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