Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Tulane Green Wave of the American Athletic Conference will meet with the East Carolina Pirates of the American Athletic Conference in NCAAB action in Minges Coliseum, Greenville, NC, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 7:00 PM (EST).

 

The Tulane Green Wave didn’t have big expectations going into the season, but they performed admirably thus far. They are 5-6 overall but gained their previous two matches, including an 85-84 victory over Memphis as 6-point underdogs.

 

The Green Wave then went on to beat the Bearcats 68-60 as 9.5-point favorites in Cincinnati. They are already 2-0 in the AAC, and a victory versus East Carolina would put them at 3-0.

 

This was an awful match, but winning ugly isn’t a bad thing. Tulane only shot 38 percent, while Cincy only made 35 percent. Tulane, on the other hand, was hot from the three-point range, draining 10 of 21 attempts.

 

Jalen Cook scored 20 points, including three three-pointers, while Jaylen Forbes contributed 13 points. Kevin Cross had a fantastic all-around performance, scoring 11 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, and dishing out 4 assists.

 

Cook is the team’s scoring leader, averaging 19.7 points per game. He makes 48 percent of his three-point attempts. Forbes earns 15.2 points per day, while Cross averages 13.7 points per day. They score 72.9 points per game and allow 72.5 points per game.

 

  • The University of Tulane Green Wave is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 matches.
  • Tulane is 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches against East Carolina.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Tulane’s last 6 matches in the American Athletic Conference.

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Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates Predictions 1/5/2022

 

With a 9-3 record in 2021-22, the East Carolina Pirates are off to a quick start. However, they are yet to compete in the AAC, since their past two matches against Wichita State and South Florida were canceled due to COVID.

 

East Carolina will meet their first AAC opponent on Wednesday, barring any breakouts. They have not played since beating Southern Mississippi 68-67 as 12.5-point favorites on December 21. Oklahoma, Davidson, and Liberty are the three teams they lost to.

 

KenPom rated the Pirates 166th in the country. They score 72.6 points per game on average and surrender 68.4 points per game.

 

KenPom rated them 173rd in offensive efficiency and 181st in defensive efficiency. Tristen Newton, who produces 17.9 points and 5 assists per game, is the team’s best scorer. Brandon Suggs averages 10.5 points per game, while Vance Jackson scores 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds.

 

The Pirates shot 36 percent from the three-point range, which ranks them 62nd in the country.

 

  • The University of East Carolina Pirates is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 matches.
  • East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 matches at home against Tulane.
  • The Pirates are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 matches in the American Athletic Conference.

Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates. The NCAAB pick for this game is the East Carolina Pirates. Both teams are in good shape coming into this matchup, averaging over 72 points per game on offense.

 

ECU is the superior team overall and will win with a defense that allows 4 fewer points per game. Expect the Pirates to rely on their defense and home fans to win the conference game at home on Wednesday night. The ECU will win and cover to a predicted score of 71-68.

 

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Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EST)

 

Location: BMinges Coliseum, Greenville, NC

 

Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022

 

TV: ESP+

 

NCAAB Odds: East Carolina Pirates -1

 

NCAAB Totals: 140

 

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