Cincinnati Bearcats vs. East Carolina Pirates - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Carolina Pirates (10-14) at Cincinnati Bearcats (18-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Carolina Pirates will travel to play the Cincinnati Bearcats in an American Athletic Conference game on Saturday.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 18-7 (8-4) and are coming off of a win against UCF by a score of 69-51. Cincinnati has won 5 of their last 6 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the American Athletic standings. Cincinnati does have a win against Tulsa, who is also tied for 3rd in the conference. Cincinnati is averaging 74.2 points per game while giving up 61.6 points per game. Cincinnati is also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Troy Caupain is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.7 assists per game for Cincinnati. Farad Cobb is averaging 11.4 points per game and 1.7 assists per game for the Bearcats. Cincinnati is shooting 70.7% on free throws, 35.6% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The East Carolina Pirates are 10-14 (2-9) and are coming off of a loss to Tulane by a score of 100-92. East Carolina has lost 3 games in a row and is currently 9th in the American Athletic standings. East Carolina has conference wins against Memphis and Temple. East Carolina is averaging 71 points per game while giving up 73 points per game. East Carolina is also averaging 35.1 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game. B.J. Tyson is averaging 15.5 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for East Carolina. Kentrell Barkley is averaging 10.3 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Pirates. East Carolina is shooting 72% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointers, and 43.2% on all field goal attempts.
East Carolina is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. East Carolina is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 4-0 in East Carolina’s last 4 road games. Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in Cincinnati’s last 7 home games. The home team is 3-0-1 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
East Carolina has really struggled in conference play and I don’t expect that to change on the road. Cincinnati plays very strong defense, while East Carolina is giving up 73 points per game. Cincinnati is the better team here and should be able to win easily.