SMU Mustangs VS East Carolina Pirates

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01/22/2020

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Spread: SMU Mustangs -15.5

Over/Under: 144

SMU Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates 1/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

SMU Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates 1/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

SMU Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates 1/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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It’s a battle in the American Athletic Conference on January 22 at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas as the SMU Mustangs host the East Carolina Pirates. Southern Methodist is coming off a win in their last game over the weekend while East Carolina suffered an embarrassing loss. In the standings, the Mustangs are currently in sixth place with a 3-2 conference record and 13-4 overall. The Pirates are in seventh with a 2-3 record in the conference but they are worse overall at 8-0.

SMU defeated the Temple Owls in their last game on Saturday at home, 68-52. The victory snapped the Mustangs’ two-game losing skid. G Tyson Jolly had a monster game for SMY against Temple with 25 points and 14 rebounds. G Kendric Davis showed his overall arsenal with 10 points, five boards and nine assists while F Isiaha Mike added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Off the bench, F Feron Hunt chipped in 10 points and eight boards.

The Mustangs are 13-4 for a reason. They are scoring 76.2 points and grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game this season. SMU is also shooting 46.3% from the field, 33.3% from threes and 77.2% from the free throw line. The Mustangs are also almost unstoppable at home this season with 10-1 record. They are 9-7-1 ATS this season and 13-4 SU in their last 17 games. Another interesting fact is that SMU is 9-1 against East Carolina in their last ten matchups.

SMU Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates Predictions 1/22/2020

On the other hand, East Carolina was dismantled 82-57 in their last game against the Cincinnati Bearcats last Sunday. Only G Brandon Suggs and F Jayden Gardner showed up for the Pirates against Cincinnati. Suggs led the team with 16 points and four rebounds while Gardner added 13 points, eight boards and three assists. It has been an inconsistent season for the Pirates and they have to play much better to improve their conference standing.

For the season, East Carolina are not bad on offense as they are scoring 69.0 points per game and grabbing 35.83 rebounds. They are shooting 41.6% from the field, an abysmal 28.2% from deep and 72.2% from the charity stripe. The Pirates are also terrible away with a 0-5 record this season. They are 8-10 ATS this season and 6-3 SU in their last nine games. In their last ten games against SMU, the Pirates are only averaging 59.7 points while allowing a whopping 78.2 points per game.

SMU Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the SMU Mustangs -15.5. SMU are very good at home with a 10-1 record while the visiting East Carolina is 0-5 on the road. The Mustangs are also 9-1 in their last 10 matchups against the Pirates. So the prediction is an easy and overwhelming 79-62 win for the Mustangs against the Pirates at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas.  

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SMU Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates 1/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 8:00 PM- EST

Location: Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas

Date: January 22, 2020

TV: ESPN3

NCAAB Odds: SMU Mustangs -15.5

Total Odds: 144

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