East Carolina Pirates vs. Tulane Green Wave - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tulane Green Wave (10-8) at East Carolina Pirates (8-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)
The Line: East Carolina Pirates +1.5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tulane Green Wave (10-8, 2-4 CONF) and the East Carolina Pirates (8-11, 2-4 CONF) will meet on Saturday, January 25th for an American Conference matchup at the Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC. The game will be played at 6:00 PM eastern time.
Tulane has lost two home games in a row, and their most recent loss came to the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes 67-54. Tulane has struggled out of the gate in American Conference play, as their offense has not been playing well, especially in their last four games. East Carolina has also struggled to start conference play, as they are now losers of three straight games. East Carolina lost to SMU 84-64 on the road on Wednesday night.
Tulane has been inconsistent on both sides of the ball as of late, but have really struggled offensively. Their points per game total have now dropped to 70.0 per game on 42.3 % shooting from the field. Tulane gives up 68.2 points per game to opposing teams so far this season. Tulane also earns 31.8 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 8.2 steals per game as well.
East Carolina has also not played well on the defensive or offensive sides of the game. The Pirates only score 68.7 points per game, while allowing 71.8 to opponents. East Carolina has shot the ball at a 41.7 % clip so far this year. East Carolina also earns 34.9 rebounds, 13.7 assists, 3.4 blocks, and 6.5 steals per game.
Tulane is 11-7 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. Tulane is also a perfect 4-0 ATS on the road so far this season. East Carolina is 8-11 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. East Carolina is also 5-5 ATS at home so far this season.
This is going to be a game between two teams that have struggled badly in conference play. Tulane had big aspirations coming into this season, but those have been washed away with below-average performances one after another. I still think Tulane is the better team in this matchup, and should also be better coached under Ron Hunter. I will ride the Green Wave and take Tulane -1.5