East Carolina vs USF Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

South Florida Bulls (14-17) vs East Carolina Pirates (15-16)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 12:30 pm (Dickies Arena)

Betting Odds: South Florida Bulls -3.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The East Carolina Pirates and South Florida Bulls face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the ACC Tournament at Dickies Arena. When these two teams faced off on February 1st it was South Florida that secured the 71-63 victory. 

East Carolina  Betting Preview

East Carolina comes into this game with a 15-16 record overall and they have gone 18-13 against the spread. Last Sunday, East Carolina faced off against Central Florida, and they were defeated 84-58. Two games ago against Tulane they were defeated 81-78. East Carolina is averaging 69.4 points while their defense is giving up 71.3 points per game. RJ Felton is averaging 13.8 points while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

South Florida Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is South Florida who sits with a 14-17 record overall and they have gone 18-12-1 against the spread. In the last game against Wichita State, South Florida only managed 49 points and that led to the 20 point defeat. Two games ago against Tulsa they were able to secure the 72-56 victory. South Florida is averaging 72.4 points while their defense is giving up 71.9 points per game. Tyler Harris is averaging 16.6 points while shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

ECU vs UCF Trends

East Carolina is 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games. South Florida is 3-0-1 in their last four games as a favorite. The over is 9-0 in South Florida’s last nine games following an against the spread loss. The Bulls are 1-10 in their last 11 games played on a neutral site as a favorite. 

Shane’s Free Pick

South Florida won the last game against East Carolina and they are going to continue the success again in this game. South Florida only gave up 63 points and their defense is going to lockdown here. East Carolina is going to struggle to get to 60 points, and South Florida is going to cover the spread here.

Shane’s Pick South Florida -3.5

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