Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Pirates vs Cougars CBB Odds
Looking for East Carolina Pirates vs. Houston Cougars NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Pirates taking on the Cougars on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Pirates Cougars matchup.
(8-9) East Carolina Pirates vs. Houston Cougars (18-1)
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Houston Cougars -19
CBB Betting Total: 136.5
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This American Athletic Conference game features the East Carolina Pirates and the Houston Cougars.
The last meeting between these two teams resulted in a 109-58 Houston beat-down.
East Carolina Pirates
The Pirates enter this contest on a three game losing streak. They are 1-4 in the AAC and are looking like they will finish at the bottom of the standings. A win against Houston would be a huge upset and likely a last ditch effort to turn their season around.
The Pirates offense has been very poor this season with scoring the ball. A lot of their struggles come from the fact that are very bad at shooting the three. Their three point percentage is 27.8%, which ranks 347th in the country. Due to this stat the Pirates are likely to struggle offensively.
One positive for the Pirates’ defense is they do a great job at defending the three point line. Their opponents only shoot 28.1% from deep range, which ranks 10th in the country. This will be crucial for the Pirates to have a chance to win.
The Cougars continued their winning streak by defeating South Florida in their last game. They are now 5-1 in the conference and still sit tied for first in the standings. Considering the Cougars are 14-0 at home this season there is a good chance they will not lose this game.
For being 18-1, the Cougars certainly do not have the most efficient offense. They are only scoring 74.6 points per game, which is 154th in the country. However, their rebounding is very solid as they are averaging 41.1 boards per game. This is 14th in the country. To avoid any kind of upset, look for the Cougars to continue dominating the rebounding battle.
The Cougars have one of the best defenses in the country. They allow 60.5 points per game, which is 6th in the country. As for shooting percentages, they allow 36.4% from the field, 2nd in the country, and 26.7% from three point range, 3rd in the country. Based on these stats, the Cougars should easily shut down this offense.
CBB Betting Trends:
- HOU are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
- HOU are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- ECU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- ECU are 0-9 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Houston.
- Home team is 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Free East Carolina Pirates vs. Houston Cougars NCAAB Prediction:
Houston will continue their undefeated record at home and pick up an easy win.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: OVER 136.5
The Cougars are likely to dominate defensively, but their offense will allow the total to go over.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: East Carolina 60 – Houston 80
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