East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers 3/12/2020 NCAAB Spread, Game Analysis and Odds
East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers 3/12/2020 – The Memphis Tigers host the East Carolina Pirates as the first round of the AAC tournament wraps up. NCAA basketball games today odds see the Tigers winning this one. A win would be a big boost for them to make the NCAA tournament. The last time the Pirates faced the Tigers, it was Memphis prevailing, 77-73.
East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers 3/12/2020
|When:||Thursday, March 12, 10:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas|
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East Carolina Pirates
The East Carolina Pirates need to play better if they want to keep in step with the Tigers. Their regular season-ending did not pan out so well, losing six of its last seven games. Jayden Gardner needs to play better if East Carolina wants a chance at victory. The defense is also doing poorly, allowing the opposition to score 72.2 points per contest.
Players to watch: J. Gardner F (31 GP 34.3 MIN 19.7 PTS 9.2 REB 2.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 52.1 FG% 73.4 FT% 20 3PT%), T. Newton G (31 GP 29.9 MIN 11 PTS 4.5 REB 3.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 39 FG% 80.2 FT% 32.4 3PT%), B. Suggs F (31 GP 22.7 MIN 8.3 PTS 3.4 REB 1.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 45.5 FG% 78.8 FT% 27.5 3PT%).
Memphis will turn to its dynamic freshmen to advance to the quarterfinals. If they are successful, they face Tulsa next. Precious Achiuawa and Lester Quinones lead the attack for the Tigers who are averaging 72 points a game. They are also holding down opponents to 64.9 points, possibly enough to foil the Pirates’ offensive.
Players to watch: P. Achiuwa F (31 GP 30.4 MIN 15.8 PTS 10.8 REB 1 AST 1.1 STL 1.9 BLK 2.8 TO 49.3 FG% 59.9 FT% 32.5 3PT%), T. Harris G (31 GP 20.6 MIN 8.7 PTS 1.8 REB 0.8 AST 0.5 STL 0 BLK 1.5 TO 36.9 FG% 85.1 FT% 36.4 3PT%), B. Ellis G (31 GP 24.5 MIN 8 PTS 3.3 REB 1.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.5 TO 33 FG% 68.5 FT% 32.4 3PT%).
East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers Betting Predictions
East Carolina Pirates
East Carolina is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina’s last 5 games.
Pirates are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
East Carolina is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against Memphis.
Pirates are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Memphis.
Memphis is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games.
Tigers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Memphis’ last 18 games against East Carolina.
Memphis is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games this season.
East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers Betting Picks
NCAAB lines pick the Memphis Tigers as heavy favorites to win Thursday. Their performance is way above the Pirates, hinting at a potential blowout. All Memphis has to do is maintain its level of play on both ends of the court. The last thing they want to do is give the Pirates a shot at winning this matchup.
Moneyline: +500 is set for the Pirates and -700 is set for the Tigers.
ATS: Look for the spread of +10 for East Carolina and -10 for Memphis.
Totals: Over 139 is out for the Pirates and under 139 is out for the Tigers.
Score Prediction: 73-67, Memphis Tigers.