Memphis Tigers vs. East Carolina Pirates - 1/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Carolina Pirates (8-11) at Memphis Tigers (12-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers will host the East Carolina Panthers this Sunday.
The Memphis Tigers come into this game with a 12-6 record and are 6th in the American Conference. The Tigers have won 2 out of their past 3 games with their most recent game being a 76-72 loss to Cincinnati. Through 18 games this season the leading scorer for the Tigers has been Dedric Lawson who is averaging 14.1 points per game and 8.8 rebounds with 2.5 assists. Ricky Tarrant Jr. is second on the team with 13.1 points per game and 3.8 assists.
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The East Carolina Pirates come into this game with a 8-11 record and are currently 10th in the American Conference. The Pirates are on a 6 game losing streak with their most recent loss being a 84-69 loss to Tulsa. Through 19 games this season the leading scorer for the Pirates has been B.J. Tyson who is averaging 14.5 points per game and 5.2 rebounds. Caleb White is second on the team with 14.1 points per game and 3.1 rebounds.
East Carolina is 0-3 straight up in their last 3 road games. The East Carolina Pirates are 0-3 against the spread in their last 3 games. The Memphis Tigers are 4-0 straight up in their last 4 home games. Memphis is 2-2 against the spread in their last 4 games.
Memphis is by far the better team here and i could see this one getting out of hand for the Pirates. This is a high spread but i think Memphis capable of covering it. Take Memphis to cover at home.