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Wichita State vs. East Carolina - 3/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
East Carolina at Wichita State
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Charles Koch Arena
Wichita, Kansas
The Line
The Line: Wichita State -14 -- Over/Under: 141
TV Channel
CBSSN
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The East Carolina Pirates and Wichita State Shockers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Charles Koch Arena.

The East Carolina Pirates could use a win after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The East Carolina Pirates are averaging 68 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jayden Gardner is averaging 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds while Shawn Williams is averaging 12.5 points and 1.7 assists. Seth LeDay is the third double-digit scorer and K.J. Davis is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The East Carolina Pirates are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The East Carolina Pirates have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.

The Wichita State Shockers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Wichita State Shockers are averaging 70.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Markis McDuffie is averaging 18.1 points and five rebounds while Samajae Haynes-Jones is averaging 12.3 points and 2.7 assists. Erik Stevenson is dishing two assists and Jaime Echenique is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Wichita State Shockers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Wichita State Shockers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Wichita State Shockers have won five of their last seven home games.

The Pirates are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. American Athletic Conference and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Shockers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. American Athletic Conference and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 20-8-1 in Shockers last 29 vs. American Athletic Conference. The over is 4-0 in Pirates last 4 overall.

The East Carolina Pirates not only enter this game in horrible form, but they're losing on the road by an average of 15.1 points while shooting just 38.8 percent from the field. Wichita State beat ECU by 16 points on the road last month. The East Carolina Pirates are also just 4-8 ATS this season when an underdog of eight or more points. The Wichita State Shockers aren't the same team they've been in the past, but backing East Carolina on the road isn't an option. I'll take the Shockers in another comfortable win over a below-average ECU squad.

Pick:
Wichita State -14

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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