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East Carolina vs. Tulane - 1/31/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tulane at East Carolina
Date & Time Thursday January 31, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Minges Coliseum
Greenville, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: East Carolina -6 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Tulane Green Wave and East Carolina Pirates meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Minges Coliseum.

The Tulane Green Wave are looking for their first win since December 17. The Tulane Green Wave are averaging 67.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Caleb Daniels is averaging 15.2 points and 2.9 assists while Samir Sehic is averaging 11.5 points and 7.9 rebounds. Jordan Cornish is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Zhang is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Tulane Green Wave are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The Tulane Green Wave are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Tulane Green Wave have lost all five road games this season.

The East Carolina Pirates could also use a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The East Carolina Pirates are averaging 68.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Jayden Gardner is averaging 18.9 points and 9.4 rebounds while Shawn Williams is averaging 11.9 points and 1.8 assists. Seth LeDay is the third double-digit scorer and K.J. Davis is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates are shooting 26.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The East Carolina Pirates are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The East Carolina Pirates have won four of their last six home games.

The Green Wave are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games, 6-18 ATS in their last 24 Thursday games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Pirates are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. American Athletic Conference, 5-17 ATS in their last 22 Thursday games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games. The Green Wave are 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in East Carolina and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Pirates last 5 Thursday games. The over is 6-1 in Green Wave last 7 Thursday games.

The Tulane Green Wave are just playing god awful basketball right now, and that carries over to the road where they're just 2-8 ATS and losing by an average of 19.4 points. The East Carolina Pirates aren't playing much better lately, as they're shooting 39.3 percent from the field and losing by an average of 18.4 points during their five-game losing streak. With that said, ECU has been consistent at home both SU and ATS, as they've covered seven of their 11 games and are winning by an average of 5.3 points. Tulane provides almost no reasons to get behind them in any spot. I'll lay the chalk with the East Carolina Pirates.

Pick:
East Carolina -6

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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