Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Pirates vs Cougars CBB Odds
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(14-16) East Carolina Pirates vs. Houston Cougars (20-9)
2017 NCAA Basketball – AAC
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Houston -14.5
CBB Betting Total: 145
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It’s a key AAC showdown on Sunday afternoon in Houston. The East Carolina Pirates travel to the Lonestar state to take on the Houston Cougars.
This is the second match up between the two this year. Houston won the first match up 74-58.
East Carolina Pirates
This was supposed to be an up year for the East Carolina Pirates but that just hasn’t worked out. They come into this game with 14-16 record and sit in 8th place in the AAC.
They have been playing better as of late. They have won two of their last three games. In their last game they had a huge win over UConn by a final score of 66-62.
The Pirates play a very slow pace of game. They only average 62.7 points a game on the offensive end and shoot 39.7 percent from the field.
On the defensive side of the ball the Pirates only give up 64.2 points per game and opponents shoot 38.7 percent from the field.
Every game is the biggest game of the year at this stage for the Houston Cougars. They are currently projected just out side the NCAA Tournament so they need a few more wins to get in.
The Cougars come into this game with a 20-9 record and sit in 3rd place in the AAC. In their last game they lost to Cincinnati, a game that would have really boosted their NCAA Tournament hopes.
For the Cougars to win they need to play well on the defensive side of the ball, that is the Cougars strength and they need to flex their muscles on that side of the ball.
CBB Betting Trends:
- ECU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sun. games.
- HOU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings.
- Over is 7-1 in HOU last 8 overall.
Free East Carolina Pirates vs. Houston Cougars NCAAB Prediction:
I expect the Cougars to come out motivated in this game knowing they can’t lose this game. I think they will play well on both ends of the ball.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Pirates ATS
The Cougars will win this game, but the Pirates will do enough to cover the spread.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Houston 70 – East Carolina 60
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