South Florida at East Carolina: 2/23/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

South Florida at East Carolina: 2/23/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

East Carolina Pirates (13-13) vs South Florida Bulls (7-19)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)

Betting Odds: East Carolina Pirates -6.5 -- Over/Under: 127.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Florida Bulls and East Carolina Pirates face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Minges Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on February 17th it was East Carolina that won 65-57. 

Vance Jackson was the best player for East Carolina scoring 16 points. Serrel Smith Jr was the top player for South Florida scoring 18 points. 

South Florida comes into this game with a 7-19 record overall and they have gone 9-17 against the spread. The offense has been an issue for this team and each of the last three games they have scored only 57 points. South Florida is averaging 57.5 points while their defense is giving up 64.8 points per game. Caleb Murphy has been the top player for South Florida averaging 11.5 points while shooting 42 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the East Carolina Pirates who sit with a 13-13 record overall and they have gone 14-12 record overall. In the last game against Central Florida, East Carolina was competitive and they lost by three points. East Carolina is averaging 69.6 points while their defense is giving up 71.7 points per game. Tristen Newton has been the top player for East Carolina averaging 17.2 points while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

South Florida has 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games. South Florida is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games following three or more consecutive home games. The under is 6-1 in the Bulls last seven games following an against the spread win. The over is 4-1 in East Carolina’s last five games played on Wednesday. 

South Florida’s offense is terrible, and they are going to struggle to score again in this game. Look for East Carolina to also be fine playing a slower pace, and this game is going to go under the total. Don't be shocked if South Florida stays under the 50 points. Back the under to cash. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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