SMU Mustangs vs. East Carolina Pirates - 2/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Carolina Pirates (10-16) at SMU Mustangs (21-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: SMU Mustangs -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The SMU Mustangs will host the East Carolina Pirates this Sunday.
The SMU Mustangs come into this game with a 21-4 record and are currently 2nd in the American Conference. SMU got off to a great start but have struggled lately losing 4 out of their last 7 games with their most recent game being 68-62 loss to UConn. Through 25 games this season the leading scorer for the Mustangs has been Nic Moore who is averaging 16.5 points per game and 5.2 assists. Ben Moore is second on the team with 12.2 points per game and 7.3 rebounds.
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The East Carolina Pirates come into this game with a 10-16 record and sit at the bottom of the American Conference. The Pirates have dropped their last 5 games with their most recent game being a 69-52 loss to USF. Through 26 games this season the leading scorer for the Pirates has been B.J. Tyson who is averaging 15.1 points per game and 4.8 rebounds. Caleb White is second on the team with 12.8 points per game and 3.1 rebounds.
East Carolina is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 Sunday games. The Pirates are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last 8 road games. SMU is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 Sunday games. The Mustangs are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 home games.
The East Carolina Pirates have been awful this season and have lost their past 5 games. SMU is one of the better teams in the conference and are due for a breakout game. I think SMU turns it up this game and wins big.