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East Carolina Pirates vs SMU Mustangs 12/16/2020 NCAAB Predictions, Picks & Previews
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East Carolina Pirates vs SMU Mustangs 12/16/2020 – It’s time for an Atlantic Coast Conference play to get underway as East Carolina Pirates take on SMU Mustangs from Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas. The Pirates will enter this game with an intact record as they are yet to lose this season. The best college basketball bets today have been flourishing as these two top teams from the ACC play battle in their first conference game. SMU Mustangs are equally good with their intact record as they too are yet to lose their first game on the season.
East Carolina Pirates vs SMU Mustangs 12/16/2020
East Carolina Pirates
East Carolina Pirates have won all five overall games this season and they look forward to continuing their winning streak. However, the Pirates are up against a team that has been impressive with their victories. In their last outing, the Pirates defeated North Florida with a final score of 73-67. Jayden Gardner took the lead in scoring with 20 points and a dozen rebounds. Following Gardner was J.J. Miles with 16 points. The Pirates managed to convert 25 of their 62 failed attempts. From the three-point zone, they were better with close to 42 percent of shooting.
Players to watch: J. Gardner F (GP 5 MIN 30.6 PTS 20.2 REB 8 AST 0.6 STL 0.6 BLK 0.2 TO 2.4 FG% 50 FT% 80.6 3PT% 0), J.J. Miles G (GP 4 MIN 23.8 PTS 11 REB 3 AST 2 STL 0 BLK 0.5 TO 2.5 FG% 51.5 FT% 100 3PT% 56.3), T. Newton G (GP 5 MIN 31.2 PTS 8.8 REB 4.6 AST 5.2 STL 1.8 BLK 0.6 TO 1.8 FG% 35.9 FT% 100 3PT% 23.1).
SMU Mustangs will enter this game with a four-game winning streak. The Mustangs seem to have one of the best scoring offenses in the ACC play. From the defensive end, they are equally strong with their performance. SMU defeated Houston Baptist Huskies with a final score of 102-75. In their last outing, they took out Dayton with a score of 66-64. Kendrick Davis was the leader in scoring with 21 points and six boards. The other notable player with 19 points was Emmanuel Bandoumel.
Players to watch: K. Davis G (GP 4 MIN 30.5 PTS 21.3 REB 4 AST 8 STL 2.5 BLK 0 TO 2 FG% 49.2 FT% 95 3PT% 53.3), E. Chargois F (GP 4 MIN 24.5 PTS 14.5 REB 7 AST 3.3 STL 1.5 BLK 0.3 TO 1.5 FG% 45.9 FT% 81 3PT% 46.7), E. Bandoumel G (GP 4 MIN 29 PTS 14.3 REB 2.3 AST 1.8 STL 0.3 BLK 0.5 TO 2.5 FG% 47.4 FT% 77.8 3PT% 35).
East Carolina Pirates vs SMU Mustangs Betting Predictions
East Carolina Pirates
East Carolina is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
East Carolina Pirates vs SMU Mustangs Betting Picks
The college basketball betting sites are in favor of the Mustangs to win this game. SMU has prevented opponents from scoring in big numbers The Mustangs have key players that help them to get past opponents with ease.
Moneyline: A moneyline of -855 is out for the Mustangs and a moneyline of +645 is out for the Pirates.
Spread: The spread for the Pirates is +12.5 (-110) and the spread for the Mustangs is -12.5 (-110).
Totals: Look for the total to go over 142 (-110) for East Carolina and the same to go under for SMU Mustangs.
Score Prediction: 76-69, Mustangs win.