Connecticut vs. East Carolina - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Carolina Pirates (9-12) at Connecticut Huskies (11-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Gampel Pavilion)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Carolina Pirates and Connecticut Huskies meet Wednesday at the Gampel Pavilion.
The East Carolina Pirates have lost six of their last eight games and look for their first road win. On the season, ECU is averaging 62.1 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 66.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Terry Whisnant is averaging 13.7 points and 1.8 assists while B.J. Tyson is averaging 12.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Caleb White is the third player averaging double-digit points and Michel-Ofik Nzege is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates have six players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 68.4 percent from the line and 33.7 percent from deep. Defensively, East Carolina is allowing 29 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 66 or less points in eight of its last 12 games.
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The Connecticut Huskies hope to get back on track after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, UConn is averaging 65.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 61.2 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Ryan Boatright is averaging 17.5 points and 4.4 assists while Amida Brimah is averaging 10.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Daniel Hamilton is the third player averaging double-digit points and Rodney Purvis is shooting 42.2 percent from the field. The Connecticut Huskies have six players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 68.4 percent from the line and 35.2 percent from deep. Defensively, UConn is allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in 10 of its last 13 games. Phillip Nolan is questionable with a hamstring injury.
The Pirates are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
UConn is just too inconsistent offensively to cover such large chalk, which would explain why its lost six straight games ATS. As more of a fade from the Huskies, I'll take the points here.