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Tulsa vs. East Carolina Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 1-15-2020

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#817 Tulsa
Golden Hurricane -2.5
#818 East Carolina
Pirates 2.5

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Game Stats

Tulsa

10 - 6

8-8
ATS
4-12
O/U
70
PPG
66
OPPG

East Carolina

8 - 8

8-8
ATS
8-8
O/U
70
PPG
70
OPPG

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane make the trip to face the East Carolina Pirates in an American Athletic Conference match-up on Wednesday evening. Both teams come into this game on the back of a tight win in their previous game.

Tulsa stave off Houston for second conference win

Form

The Golden Hurricane have won two of their last three games, all-conference match-ups. However, this run of form was preceded by a streak of three successive losses heading into conference play. Overall, Tulsa is 10-6 for the season.

Last game

The Golden Hurricane beat the Houston Cougars 63-61 in their previous game. Darien Jackson scored 19 points. Jeriah Horne scored 10 points for Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane managed to score the last seven points of the game, but it wasn't enough.

Efficiency

Tulsa have been steady on both ends of the floor. Offensively, they score an average of 70.9 points per game, 225th nationally. Defensively, they manage to limit opponents to just 66.7 points every game.

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East Carolina stun SMU

Form

The Pirates pulled off a stunning upset, beating SMU 71-68 in their previous game, their second conference win on the bounce. East Carolina has won six of their previous seven games to move to 8-8 for the season after a sub-par start.

Last game

Tristen Newton hit the game-winner with time running out for the Pirates. Jayden Gardner managed 20 points for East Carolina. It was their sixth straight win at home. SMU had taken a 38-27 lead at halftime.

Efficiency

The Pirates are currently scoring as many as they concede. They score an average of 71 points per game and allow 70.9 a game. That isn't bad at all, but they would need to improve on one of their stats.

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The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The fairytale run for the Pirates might have lasted a game too long. They did incredibly well to beat SMU, but form and skill might catch up to them when they face Tulsa, who has been consistent and steady on both ends of the court. I'd take Tulsa to cover because they've been steady from the outset.

Prediction: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -3

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

There is a fair chance that teams will have to score around 140 together. Both these teams average about the same in terms of offense and defense (around 70-71 points per game in both stats). Hence, there is a higher chance that the same possessions will occur. If either team is slightly more efficient, the total heads over.

Prediction: Over 138

Nikhil Kalro

Nikhil has been working with ESPN since the age of 18 and covers cricket for their website ESPNcricinfo. We now have his talents here at StatSalt. When not writing or editing news, game reports, commentary and analysis stories, he is following American sports. A love for stats and patterns, research and results and years of handicapping experience makes him one to follow as a reliable capper. A degree in business administration and a keen eye for volatile industries like the stock market help too.

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