Conference USA Tournament - East Carolina Pirates take on Golden Hurricane in NCAA basketball test
East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane host East Carolina on Thursday, looking to build on their 16-14 mark against the 18-11 Pirates in college hoops action at BOK Center.
This is a conference playoff game in the Conference USA Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at BOK Center.
Tulsa will face the 18-11 Pirates, who own a 12-8-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Hurricane are 13-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pirates are 15-4 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Hurricane installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Hurricane sit at No. 89 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at No. 118 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pirates will win this game 76-72.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tulsa has the nation's No. 165-rated offensive output, at 67.9 PPG. The visiting Pirates defense ranks No. 304 allowing on average 72.3 PPG. The Golden Hurricane FG% has averaged 43.4% so far, less than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, East Carolina owns the country's No. 306-rated mark, allowing 75.4 points per game on the highway. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 227 in scoring at home.
East Carolina was an 86-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marshall. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Miguel Paul scored 22 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading East Carolina over Marshall, 86-79, on Saturday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Tulsa was a 77-71 winner in its last match on the road against Rice. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Scottie Haralson scored 15 points leading the Golden Hurricane to a 77-71 victory over Rice at Autry Court on Saturday.
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Marshall are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Rice are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Pirates at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Tulsa is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing East Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulsa's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 10 games when playing East Carolina