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East Carolina vs SMU Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/4/23

SMU Mustangs (8-15) vs. East Carolina Pirates (11-12)
February 4, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: East Carolina Pirates +1.5 / SMU Mustangs -1.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The SMU Mustangs and the East Carolina Pirates meet in college basketball action from Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


SMU is listed as a 1.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 141.5 points.


SMU comes into this game with a clean injury report, while East Carolina has Wynston Tabbs out indefinitely with a personal issue and Javon Small is out until Late February with a knee ailment.

Matchup History

SMU’s 80-66 win over East Carolina back on February 12th, 2022, made it four straight wins and 9 wins in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.


SMU is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. East Carolina is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.


I’m not rushing to the window to bet this one, but I’m sticking with SMU here. They’ve owned a lot of the recent head-to-head meetings between these two teams and while the Mustangs haven’t been great on the road, I think it speaks volumes that they’re favored on the road here. I’ll lean towards SMU in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: SMU -1.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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