East Carolina Pirates VS Houston Cougars

College Basketball 06:00 PM ET

Wednesday

02/03/2021

ESPN+

Spread: Houston Cougars -16

Over/Under: 129.5

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The #5 Houston Cougars will be slamming against the East Carolina Pirates at the Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville on Wednesday, February 03, 2021, at 6:00 PM ET. No.5 Houston at 10-1 topped all teams in the American Athletic Conference with a .909 team-percentage and a 15-1 overall standing. The Cougars stopped the SMU Mustangs during their recent jam session last Sunday and won the contest by a 22-point lead at 70-48. Two Houston’s players on double-figure scoring led the team in victory, Guard Marcus Sasser led the way with 19 points and Reggie Chaney contributed 10. Forward Justin Gorham controlled the board with a game-high 17 rebounds on top of his 9 points while Guard Dejon Jarreau added another 9 points with a team-high 5 assists.

No.5 Houston Cougars struggled in their scoring with only 33.9% (19/56) field goals, connected just 8 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc for a 32.0% rate, and sank 24 of 32 (75.0%) free throw attempts. The Cougars dominated the glass over the Mustangs with 45 total rebounds (14 offensive boards) and distributed 8 assists in the win. The Houston Cougars rejected 4 attempted shots while stealing the ball 10 times and won the turnover battle versus SMU with 10 to 13. Houston committed 21 personal fouls in the winning effort.

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Houston Cougars vs East Carolina Pirates Predictions 2/3/2021

The East Carolina Pirates surrendered last Saturday’s game to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and earned their 5th straight loss to a score of 68-77. East Carolina dropped to 11th place at 1-6 in the American Athletic Conference with a .143 team-percentage and an overall standing of 7-6. The Pirates were led by F Jayden Gardner with 26 points while Guards Tremont Robinson-White and J.J. Miles pitched in 15 & 13 points, respectively. Gardner also topped the rebounding with 8 while Miles led the assist department with 6.

The East Carolina Pirates gave up the scoring battle to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with a 43.1% (25/58) shooting rate from the field, the team had difficulty scoring from the three-point range with only 27.8% (5/18) and made 13 0f 18 (72.2%) tries from the foul line. The Pirates hauled down 17 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds while dishing out a game-high 21 assists. The East Carolina Pirates blocked 3 shots and stole the ball 8 times while winning the battle in turnover with 13 to 14. The team recorded a total of 23 personal fouls in the loss.           

#5 Houston Cougars vs. East Carolina Pirates. The NCAAB Pick for this game is Houston -16. The Cougars ranked 128th on the offense and 2nd on defense while the Pirates ranked 263rd on the offense and 81st on defense. Houston showed dominance in their play with an average winning margin of 16.5 PPG. Dealing with the ailing offense of East Carolina, the Cougars can dominate this match-up on the road and bring home their 9th straight victory. Final score prediction, Houston Cougars will win and cover ATS at 71-53.

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NCAAB Starting Time: 6:00 PM ET

Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC

Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2021

TV: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Cougars -16  

NCAAB Totals: 129.5

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