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East Carolina vs. Memphis - 1/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
East Carolina Pirates vs. Memphis Tigers
Date & Time Thursday January 10, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
FedExForum
Memphis, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Memphis -14.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The East Carolina Pirates and Memphis Tigers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the FedExForum.

The East Carolina Pirates look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The East Carolina Pirates are averaging 70 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Jayden Gardner is averaging 18.4 points and 8.9 rebounds while Shawn Williams is averaging 13.8 points and 1.9 assists. Seth LeDay is the third double-digit scorer and K.J. Davis is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The East Carolina Pirates are allowing 26.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The East Carolina Pirates have lost all four of their road games this season.

The Memphis Tigers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 84.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kyvon Davenport is averaging 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds while Jeremiah Martin is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 assists. Tyler Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Kareem Brewton Jr. is dishing 2.3 assists. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Memphis Tigers have won eight of their last nine home games.

The Pirates are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. American Athletic Conference, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-17 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games. The Tigers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. American Athletic Conference and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pirates are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The over is 20-8 in Tigers last 28 overall. The under is 4-1 in Pirates last 5 overall.

The East Carolina Pirates have been so hit or miss this season, and they're 0-4 SU on the road while shooting 37.2 percent from the field and being outscored by an average of 17 points. The Memphis Tigers are a solid 9-5-3 ATS this season and are heating up offensively where they're shooting 53.2 percent from the field in their last five games. Memphis is also outscoring teams by an average of 16.4 points at home. The last time these clubs met, Memphis won by 20 points. It's hard not to eat the chalk with the Tigers at home.

Pick:
Memphis Tigers -14.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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