Memphis Tigers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum will host East Carolina Pirates vs. Memphis Tigers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 6-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Pirates are 6-5-1 ATS. Memphis is 10-3-1 on the totals; East Carolina is 7-2.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Pirates as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 69-rated Pirates and the No. 58-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 81-78 result in favor of the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 113 in NCAA hoops at 36.5 per game. Contrast that with East Carolina’s No. 64 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, East Carolina is the No. 56-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Memphis rates No. 291 at 4.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Memphis owns the country's No. 161-rated mark, allowing 69.2 points per game on the highway. East Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Memphis was a 73-72 winner at home against Marshall. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Memphis earned a 73-72 victory over Marshall on Saturday, getting 16 points from Joe Jackson at FedExForum.
East Carolina lost its last outing, a 68-67 result against Texas El Paso on January 26. They earned a push in that game as a 1-point underdog. East Carolina got 20 points from Miguel Paul but lost anyway, 68-67, to Texas El Paso on Saturday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Tulsa are 8-2
After playing Marshall are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Rice are 5-5
After playing Texas El Paso are 3-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Tigers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Memphis's last 8 games on the road
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
Memphis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of East Carolina's last 7 games when playing Memphis
East Carolina is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
East Carolina is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Memphis home to Tulsa, Saturday, February 2
East Carolina at Rice, Saturday, February 2