Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. East Carolina Pirates ATS Prediction 01/15/20

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A six-game home winning streak is on the line for the East Carolina Pirates (8-8, 2-1 AAC) when they square off with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (10-6, 2-1 AAC) at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. East Carolina Pirates Betting Odds

Both teams won a close one over their last opponent. The Pirates defeated the SMU Mustangs 71-68, while the Golden Hurricane beat the Houston Cougars 63-61.

The Golden Hurricane made 17 of their 20 free throws (85.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.561 (above their season average of 0.499). Meanwhile, East Carolina dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.527 (above their season average of 0.476) and a turnover percentage of 11.3 (better than their season average of 17.4). For those same stats, SMU was 0.462 and 12.6, respectively. Jayden Gardner had a solid game for East Carolina with 20 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Tulsa was lifted by Brandon Rachal, who finished with 18 points and six rebounds.

The Golden Hurricane dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Tulsa won 91-78. Tulsa’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over East Carolina. The Golden Hurricane had a rate of 0.315, while the Pirates posted a mark of 0.100. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It could be a tough game for Tulsa on the offensive glass. The Golden Hurricane are among the NCAA’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 198th in offensive rebounding percentage at 28.1 percent. Meanwhile, East Carolina ranks 66th in the nation at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 75.0 percent.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane at East Carolina Pirates Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Tulsa, ATS Winner – Tulsa, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Tulsa ranks 43rd in steals per game (8.2) while East Carolina ranks 144th (6.3).
  • The Golden Hurricane average 14.1 assists per game, which ranks 100th in the nation. The Pirates rank 126th in assists allowed per game (12.6).
  • East Carolina averages 3.5 blocks per game, which ranks 93rd in the nation. Tulsa ranks 100th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • The Pirates rank 129th in rebounds per game (36.3) while the Golden Hurricane rank 167th in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).
  • East Carolina ranks 225th in three pointers allowed per game (24.5) while Tulsa ranks 256th (26.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Golden Hurricane have been outscored by an average of 2.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Tulsa has defeated opponents by an average of 4.2 points.
  • During their last five games, the Pirates have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (2.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.4 points per game (4.5 below their season average).