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Tulane Green Wave take on Pirates in NCAA basketball test

Tulane Green WaveEast Carolina Pirates
March 6, 7:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

18-11TEAM RECORD16-11

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.

View Tulane vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
East Carolina opened as 4-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

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

Next up:
Tulane home to Houston, Saturday, March 9
East Carolina home to Marshall, Saturday, March 9