Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Huskies vs Pirates CBB Odds
Looking for UConn Huskies vs. East Carolina Pirates NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Huskies taking on the Pirates on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at Williams Arena in Greenville, North 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 Huskies Pirates matchup.
14-16 (0-8 A) UConn Huskies vs. East Carolina Pirates 10-19 (2-8 H)
Date: Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Williams Arena in Greenville, North Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: UConn -6
CBB Betting Total: 142.5
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The UConn Huskies have had and horrible season, to say the least, in 2018-19. Add to the fact that they enter this contest with the East Carolina Pirates losers of eight of their last ten games, they will certainly be looking to end the season on a positive note on Sunday.
The East Carolina Pirates have also had a rough go of it as they are currently seeded 11th in the American Athletic Conference. Like the Huskies, they enter this matchup losers of eight of their last 10 games, as well, while also falling by 17 points on the road against the Wichita State Shockers in their last time out.
UConn was able to connect on 10 three-pointers in their matchup versus the Temple Owls in their last outing while shooting 42% from the floor as a team. And despite three turnovers, Josh Carlton led the team with 21 points while also grabbing seven rebounds in the loss.
Carlton averages just nine points along with six rebounds on the season and has really stepped his game up, recently, as he is currently averaging 17 points per game in the last three outings for the Huskies. Furthermore, Christian Vital ( 14 ppg, 6 rebs) also had an outstanding game off the bench for UConn in this outing in pouring in 26 points as he went 7 – 11 from long-range on the night.
Vital remains to be a dangerous weapon for UConn as he is shooting a tad over 40% from three-point range on the season. Six foot guard Alterique Gilbert (13 ppg, 4 ass) struggled in their matchup versus the Owls, however, can be a dangerous scorer as he certainly has the ability to drive the ball while kicking out to open teammates.
Fortunately for the Huskies, they were able to pick up a convincing victory over the struggling East Carolina Pirates in their last meeting earlier in the season. In this contest, the Huskies pulled away in the second half while getting 20 points along with 16 rebounds from Carlton along with 18 points and seven rebounds from Vital in the blowout victory.
East Carolina Pirates
East Carolina shot just 33% from the floor versus the UConn Huskies in their last meeting. Compare this with the Pirates allowing 49% for the Huskies, and one can certainly conclude that it was certainly not their night.
Leading scorer Jayden Gardner struggled in this game as he went 2-10 from the floor while ending with nine points. On the other hand, the only double-digit scorer for the Pirates happened to be KJ Davis, who ended with 13 in the loss.
East Carolina continued their cold shooting versus the Shockers as they were only able to post 55 points on the night while shooting 35% from the perimeter along with 20% from long range. The defense stepped up, however, in allowing just 39% shooting to Wichita State; However, Wichita State heavily outrebounded East Carolina throughout the contest while also shooting much better from the free throw line en route to the victory.
East Carolina only average is 67 points on 41% shooting on a nightly basis on the season. Forward Gardner averages 19 points along with eight rebounds to lead the Pirates in scoring on the season; Yet, despite continuing to shoot 48% from the perimeter, he struggled coming down the stretch as well with a string of lackluster outings.
CBB Betting Trends:
- ECU is 3-7 ATS in last ten games
- Over is 4-1 in ECU’s last five games
- UConn is 6-4 ATS in last ten games
- Under is 8-2 in UConn’s last ten games
Free UConn Huskies vs. East Carolina Pirates NCAAB Prediction:
The UConn Huskies certainly had success versus the struggling East Carolina Pirates in their last meeting earlier in the season, as stated. Look for them to also grind out a much-needed victory to end the regular season in this Sunday afternoon showdown as well. One should also look for the Huskies to push the pace early and often in which to catch the Pirates on its heels. With this philosophy, look for UConn to pick up the 83-73 win in the end.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UConn -6
Both these teams have struggled throughout the season, however, I happen to believe that East Carolina happens to be the more inconsistent team of this bunch. This will certainly be Illustrated in their matchup vs the Huskies on Sunday as UConn will grind out a convincing victory in the end due to their ability to control the pace throughout while limiting offensive opportunities for their opponent.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: UConn Huskies 83 – East Carolina 73
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