Memphis vs. East Carolina - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Carolina Pirates (10-18) at Memphis Tigers (18-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The East Carolina Pirates visit the Memphis Tigers to conclude their AAC college basketball schedule.
The East Carolina Pirates are near the bottom of the conference with issues at both ends of the floor hurting them in the win column. East Carolina has dropped four in a row following a 72-58 loss to Tulsa where the Golden Hurricane held a 40.3%-35.5% shooting edge to win.
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BJ Tyson was the top offensive option for the Pirates with 18 points and seven boards on 7-18 followed by Shawn Williams with 14 points on 4-14. Aaron Jackson gave East Carolina ten points and eight rebounds while Isaac Fleming added eight points, six pulls and six helpers.
The Memphis Tigers appeared to be hitting their stride with four straight victories before the run was ended in a 75-51 defeat to visiting South Florida. South Florida took a 45-23 lead in to the half and owned a 50%-39.2% edge in marksmanship.
The Tigers received 17 points and ten rebounds from Kyvon Davenport on 7-15 including 1-5 from long range while Jimario Rivers tossed in eleven points on 5-8. Memphis was only 3-19 from beyond the arc and 8-18 at the stripe.
Over is 11-4 in East Carolina last 15 overall. Over is 7-2 in Memphis last 9 overall. East Carolina are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Memphis.
East Carolina has been hammered often but has been solid against the number versus Memphis so perhaps a small shot on the Pirates…