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Tigers visit East Carolina Pirates in college basketball clash

Memphis TigersEast Carolina Pirates
March 2, 7:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Memphis Tigers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

21-8TEAM RECORD15-13

The Pirates hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Memphis Tigers pay a visit to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

This season, the Pirates are 15-13 overall and 8-12 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 21-8 and 7-16-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, East Carolina boasts a 12-8 on the OU, and Memphis is 7-17.

View Memphis vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 159-rated Pirates and the No. 76-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-71 result in favor of the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 175-rated offensive output, at 69 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 210 allowing on average 69 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, Memphis features the nation's No. 260-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 131 nationally in scoring at home.

Memphis was a 74-47 loser in its last match on the road against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs. Memphis was run off the court by the Miners on Saturday as Texas El Paso routed them 74-47 at Haskins Center.

In their last action, East Carolina was a 71-68 winner on the road against Rice. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. The Pirates grabbed a 71-68 win over the Owls on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jamar Abrams at Autry Court.

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tulane are 10-0
After playing Texas El Paso are 6-0
After a loss are 9-1

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

A few Tigers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
East Carolina is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Memphis home to Tulane, Saturday, March 5
East Carolina at UAB, Saturday, March 5