East Carolina vs. Memphis - 2/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (14-9) at East Carolina Pirates (10-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)
The Line: East Carolina Pirates +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers and East Carolina Pirates meet Tuesday at the Minges Coliseum.
The Memphis Tigers have split their last six games and look for their second road win. On the season, Memphis is averaging 67.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 61.7 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Trashon Burrell is averaging 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while Avery Woodson is averaging 8.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. Shaq Goodwin is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Markel Crawford is shooting 46.5 percent from the field. The Memphis Tigers have five active players averaging at least 5.2 points, and they’re shooting 67 percent from the line and 33.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in four of its last five games. Nick King is doubtful with an ankle injury.
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The East Carolina Pirates would love a big win here after splitting their last four games. On the season, ECU is averaging 61.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 65.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Terry Whisnant is averaging 13.1 points and 1.8 assists while B.J. Tyson is averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Caleb White is the third double-digit scorer and Michel-Ofik Nzege is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates have four players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 68.2 percent from the line and 34.3 percent from deep. Defensively, East Carolina is allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last seven games. Michael Zangari is questionable with a knee injury.
The Tigers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Pirates are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win. The under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
The Memphis Tigers are without their leading scorer, which means scoring will be an issue. East Carolina will have a solid chance to win this outright, which means I'm taking the points.