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Memphis TigersEast Carolina Pirates
Feb 8, 7:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Memphis Tigers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

16-7TEAM RECORD12-10

The Pirates will try to cover the spread at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Memphis Tigers in college basketball action.

The Pirates sit at 12-10 (7-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 16-7 (7-12-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? East Carolina is 7-7 OU, and Memphis is 10-8-2 OU.

View Memphis vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
East Carolina opened as 6-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 56 (Pirates) and the No. 22 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-76 result in favor of the Tigers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits East Carolina's No. 101-ranked offense, averaging 71.3 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 158 at 66.4 PPG. The Pirates field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.5% per game.

Defensively, Memphis features the nation's No. 212-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.

Memphis was a 72-68 winner in its last match at home against Xavier. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got 14 points from Joe Jackson as Memphis ran past Xavier 72-68 on Saturday at FedExForum.

East Carolina was an 82-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rice. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Darrius Morrow scored 16 points leading the Pirates to an 82-68 victory over Rice at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Saturday.

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing UAB are 9-1
After playing Xavier are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Marshall are 4-6
After playing Rice are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Tigers at Pirates trends to consider:
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
Memphis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina's last 9 games
East Carolina is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
East Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
East Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to UAB, Saturday, February 11
East Carolina at Marshall, Saturday, February 11

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