Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs Pirates CBB Odds
Looking for Houston Cougars vs. East Carolina Pirates NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Cougars taking on the Pirates on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Williams Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. 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 Cougars Pirates matchup.
26-1 (8-1 A) Houston Cougars vs. East Carolina Pirates 10-16 (8-7 H)
Date: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Williams Arena in Greenville, South Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Cougars -17.5
CBB Betting Total: 134
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The Houston Cougars not only have their eyes on an American Athletic Association crown, but, are also looking to do some damage beyond the regular season as well. They continue to pick up wins as their defense has been the catalyst for their winning ways throughout the season.
The East Carolina Pirates, on the other had, has not been able to find their footing in this year’s campaign as they now find themselves one slot from the cellar of the AAC. They were, however, able to halt a five-game skid in their last outing versus the Tulane Green Wave on the road in their last outing.
Nate Hinton provided a huge lift off the bench for the Cougars in their last matchup as he poured in 17 points in the win while Corey Davis, Jr. also chipped in 15 points on a 4-13 shooting night. Davis, Jr. is the leading scorer on the season with 16 points per game while also shooting 39% from long-range.
The defense for Houston, which allows opponents just 36% shooting to opponents per night, allowed the Green Wave 31% shooting from the floor along with 29% from long-range in the loss. And despite 12 turnovers on the night, the Cougars were able to force 14 of their own en route to yet another huge win.
And while Hinton and Davis, Jr. were the only double-digit scorers for the Cougars, Armoni Brooks, who struggled versus Tulane with just 6 pints, averages 13 points along with pulling down 7 rebounds per outing for Houston as well. In fact, Brooks led the team with 17 points as Houston destroyed the Pirates in their last meeting by over 40 points as he went 5-7 from three-point range.
East Carolina Pirates
East Carolina’s Isaac Fleming along with Shawn Williams powered in 27 and 20 points for their squad as they each shot well from the floor on the night. However, the, as a team, the Pirates shot 42% from the floor during the contest as free throws were the catalyst for the victory as the visitors made good on 26 on the night.
Seth DeLay along with Jaylen garder also combined for 24 points in the win as ECU ended a three-game road losing streak with the victory. And while Gardner’s (18 ppg, 8 rebs) point production has suffered a bit during the past few games for East Carolina, he continues to shoot at a 49% clip per outing.
Gardner, however, went 4-13 from the floor in their last meeting versus the Cougars with just 8 points on the night. On the other hand, DeLay along with Fleming led the team with 12 and 11 points, respectively, as they were the only double-digit scorers in the blowout loss.
CBB Betting Trends:
- HOU is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games.
- Under is 8-3 in HOU last 11 road games.
- HOU is 37-17-2 ATS in their last 56 games overall.
- ECU is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Free Houston Cougars vs. East Carolina Pirates NCAAB Prediction:
Houston will remain focused in this matchup as they will face a struggling East Carolina team on Wednesday night. Also, they will seek to establish themselves on the defensive end similiar to their philosophy in their last meeting. Look for them to be successful once again as they will most certainly pick up a huge victory by a 79-61 score.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Houston Cougars -17.5
The Pirates will find their fair share of problems attempting to find quality looks versus the Cougars on this night. This may not be a 50-point victory for Houston, however, one should certainly look for them to win comfortably.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Houston Cougars 82- Texas Tech 61
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