Tulane Green Wave take on Pirates in NCAA basketball test
Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates Odds
The East Carolina Pirates hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Tulane Green Wave pay a visit to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.
East Carolina will face the 18-11 Green Wave, who own a 11-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pirates are 13-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Green Wave are 16-5 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 96-rated Pirates and the No. 148-ranked Green Wave, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-75 result in favor of the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's No. 21 nationally ranked offense (76.4 points per game) against a Green Wave defense that sits as the No. 79 at 62.8 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 44.6% from the field, more than the Green Wave have managed so far this season (41.1% on average).
Defensively, Tulane features the nation's No. 147-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tulane, they were a 78-66 loser as they battled Tulsa on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. Tulane suffered a 78-66 loss against Tulsa on Saturday, getting 16 points from Ricky Tarrant in a losing effort at Reynolds Center.
In their last action, East Carolina was an 88-69 loser on the road against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. Maurice Kemp scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Pirates to a win (they lost 88-69 to Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday).
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Tulsa are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Marshall are 5-5
After playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1
A few Green Wave at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulane's last 6 games on the road
Tulane is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
Tulane is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of East Carolina's last 10 games
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulane
East Carolina is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Tulane home to Houston, Saturday, March 9
East Carolina home to Marshall, Saturday, March 9