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Feb 22, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD19-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Memphis vs East Carolina battle Wednesday at FedExForum as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Tigers currently sports a 19-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-13-1 ATS. The Pirates are 12-13 and 7-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers produce a 11-11-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pirates have gone 8-9 against the number.

View East Carolina vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Tigers as 15.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 78-rated East Carolina taking on the No. 19-rated Tigers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-74 win for the Tigers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Memphis's No. 181-rated squad against East Carolina's No. 137-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 234 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 70 nationally with 7.4 per match.

Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 136-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 64-55 loser as they battled Central Florida on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. East Carolina got 15 points from Darrius Morrow but lost anyway, 64-55, to Central Florida on Saturday at UCF Arena.

Memphis lost its last outing, a 60-58 result against Texas El Paso on February 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. Tarik Black scored 26 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 60-58 against Texas El Paso in college basketball action at FedExForum.

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing UAB are 4-6
After playing Central Florida are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Marshall are 8-1
After playing Texas El Paso are 6-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Pirates at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games on the road
East Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against East Carolina
Memphis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing East Carolina
Memphis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Memphis is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
East Carolina home to UAB, Saturday, February 25
Memphis at Marshall, Saturday, February 25

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