South Florida vs. East Carolina - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Florida vs. East Carolina - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

East Carolina (11-17) at South Florida (11-16)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Yuengling Center)

The Line: South Florida -8.5 -- Over/Under: 128 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The East Carolina Pirates (11-17, CONF 5-10) and South Florida Bulls (11-16, CONF 4-10) face off in an AAC showdown at the USF Sun Dome. East Carolina knocked off South Florida 62-59 earlier this season. 

East Carolina has had some struggles this season but in the last couple of weeks they have been more competitive. Coming into this game they have lost two of the last three games, but they have covered the spread in each of the last three games.

In the last game against Temple, the defense was strong for the pIrates giving up only 63 points and that led to a loss. 

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Away from home this season East Carolina’s defense has struggled giving up 76 points per game. Forward Jayden Gardner is the star of the Pirates averaging 20.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. 

USF has also had some struggles this season and coming into this game they have lost four games in a row and seven of the last ten. 

South Florida did score 71 points in their last game, but most of the year the offense has been a real issue. Over the last five games, USF is averaging 61.4 points while the defense is giving up 66.8 points. 

At home, South Florida’s defense has been better giving up only 57.7 points per game, and if they want to win this game the defense is going to need to step up. 

South Florida is led by David Collins who is averaging 14 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field.

East Carolina is 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games played on Wednesday. The over is 6-1-1 in ECU’s last eight road games. The under is 23-8-1 in South Florida’s last 32 games overall. The under is 17-3-1 in South Florida’s last 21 home games. 

East Carolina already knocked off South Florida this season and even going on the road they should find some success. East Carolina might not do enough to pull off the upset outright, but they will do plenty enough on the defensive end to cover the spread.

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