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East Carolina Pirates vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Tulsa Golden Hurricane at East Carolina Pirates
Date & Time Wednesday January 15, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Minges Coliseum
Minges, Dashanzi, Beijing, Beijing, China
The Line
TLSA -3 TOTAL 138
TV Channel
ESPN 3
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane head to Greenville, North Carolina, to take on the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday at the Minges Coliseum. The Golden Hurricane is coming off of a victory over the Houston Cougars, defeating the Cougars with two free throws in the final fourth second to give the Golden Hurricanes the win. Tulsa has still lost three of their last five games, playing too inconsistent as of late. 

Tulsa is 10-6 on the season and have two of their three conference games, and could be in the driver's seat if they can rack up a few more conference wins. The Hurricanes are very balanced throughout their entire team, and they will need to find what makes them special to take the lead in the conference.

The East Carolina Pirates are coming off of a two-game winning streak, defeating USF and SMU in the process and have only lost one game in their last five. The only loss came from Wichita State.

The Pirates are 8-8 on the season but are indeed going on their best run of the season at the moment. The Pirates are eighth in the American Athletic Conference. The Pirates are currently 2-1 in the conference. 

Tulsa is 8-8 ATS this season
Under is 21-6 in Golden Hurricane last 27 games following an ATS win.
East Carolina is 8-8 ATS this season
Under is 12-4 in Pirates last 16 games following a straight-up win.

I think both teams are similar in terms of talent and in terms of their record. Neither team is elite in one category, and both of them are balanced sides. I think this game is going to come down to just two or three possessions, and it will go down to the wire. However, I think that the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, with their ability to make steals, and defend slightly better than the East Carolina Pirates, come out with the victory in this one. Final Score Prediction, Tulsa Golden Hurricane win 71-68. 
 

Pick:
Tulsa -3
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