East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will hit the floor running against the visiting East Carolina Pirates Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
This season, the Golden Hurricane are 14-11 overall and 13-8 ATS ATS, while the Pirates are 14-10 and 9-6-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Tulsa boasts a 9-9 on the OU, and East Carolina is 11-3.
The Golden Hurricane were listed as 2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Hurricane at No. 97 and the Pirates at No. 68 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-71 result in favor of the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pirates rank No. 74 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.1 per game. That compares with Tulsa’s No. 101 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tulsa is college basketball's No. 214-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Pirates rate No. 53 with 7.5 per game.
Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 309-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.1 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 228 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for East Carolina, they were an 86-82 loser as they battled Southern Miss at home. They earned a push in the match as a 4-point underdog. Akeem Richmond went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Southern Miss handed East Carolina an 86-82 defeat at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
In their last action, Tulsa was a 101-92 winner at home against Houston. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Hurricane grabbed a 101-92 win over the Cougars on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from D'Andre Wright at Reynolds Center.
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Methodist are 3-4
After playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Central Florida are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Pirates at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
East Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
East Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against East Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tulsa's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing at home against East Carolina
East Carolina at Southern Methodist, Saturday, February 23
Tulsa at Central Florida, Saturday, February 23