Memphis vs. East Carolina - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Carolina Pirates (8-11) at Memphis Tigers (12-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Memphis Tigers and the East Carolina Pirates face off on Wednesday at FedEx Forum is AAC college basketball action.
The Memphis Tigers are 12-7 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Memphis is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.6 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Austin Nichols leads the Tigers averaging 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Trashon Burrell is averaging 9.0 points and 5.7 rebounds, Avery Woodson is averaging 8.6 points, and Shaq Goodwin is averaging 8.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Memphis is 9-3 at home and 5-3 in AAC play.
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The East Carolina Pirates are 8-11 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. ECU is averaging 66.4 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Terry Whisant is averaging 13.9 points per game to lead the Pirates. B.J. Tyson is averaging 12.4 points, Caleb White is averaging 12.4 points, and Michel-Ofik Nzege is averaging 6.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. East Carolina is 0-6 on the road this season and 1-5 in the American Athletic Conference.
Memphis is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 5-2 against the spread following a win, and 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record. East Carolina is 3-13-2 against the spread in their last 18 road games, 0-5-1 against the spread following a game they didn’t cover the spread, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage over .600.
ECU is so bad against the number but at the same time this number is daunting but given the disparity in these teams I will lay the points and tread lightly.