East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers

East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers 1/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers 1/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The East Carolina Pirates (11-7) travel to meet the Memphis Tigers (10-8) in the American Athletic Conference at FedExForum in Memphis on Thursday at 9:00 PM ET. East Carolina will be participating in this AAC match-up after losing two games in a row and depreciating their overall record to 11-7 on the year.

 

The Pirates lost four of their last five contests played versus Temple, Cincinnati, UCF, and just recently the Houston Cougars at 36-79 on January 22. East Carolina is in 8th place at 2-4 in the American Athletic Conference with an 11-7 overall standing while losing all three contests played on the road this season.

 

The Pirates’ offense collapsed in facing the defense of the Cougars after scoring 14 points at halftime and 22 after the break while their defense allowed a total of 79 points in their 43-point blowout loss. Guard Tristen Newton sparked the offense for East Carolina with 14 points and 6 rebounds in the losing effort.

 

The Pirates struggled in their offense after shooting 16.0% (8/50) from the floor, 5.3% (1-19) from the three-point range, and 67.9% (19/28) from the free-throw line. East Carolina grabbed 20 defensive boards and hauled down 13 offensive rebounds with a total of 3 assists in the match.

 

The Pirates’ defense denied 3 attempted shots while stealing the leather 4 times but committed 13 turnovers and 16 personal fouls in the contest.

 

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East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers Predictions 1/27/2022

 

The Memphis Tigers had a two-point triumph over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and improved their overall record to two games above .500. The Tigers surrendered to UCF, East Carolina, and SMU that ended their three-game winning streak over Wichita State, Tulsa, and Cincinnati.

 

Memphis is in 7th place above East Carolina at 4-4 in the American Athletic Conference with an overall standing at 10-8 and a home record of 7-2 on the year. The Tigers are chasing a 33-46 halftime lead by the Golden Hurricane but their offense ended up with a 50-point rally in the final half leading to their 83-81 victory on January 23.

 

Guard Tyler Harris scored 24 points and Forward Josh Minott added 18 points while grabbing 9 rebounds off the bench in leading Memphis in the victory.

 

The Memphis Tigers shot 50.9% (28/55) from the field, 43.5% (10/23) from the rainbow country, and 68.0% (17/25) from the foul line. The Tigers pulled down 27 total rebounds with 7 coming from the offensive side of the court and dished out a total of 16 assists in the win.

 

Memphis spoiled 2 shot attempts with 8 steals but lost the leather in 9 turnovers and committed 25 personal fouls in the match.                 

 

East Carolina Pirates vs. Memphis Tigers. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is East Carolina +13. The Pirates already defeated the Tigers in their first 2022 battle on January 15 and East Carolina will be out for their 1st home victory on Thursday.

 

Memphis has a stronger offense at 76.5 PPG against East Carolina’s 72.1 PPG but the Tigers covered only two of their last 10 contests. Prediction, the East Carolina Pirates will win at 78-73.

 

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East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers 1/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 PM ET

 

Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN

 

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022

 

TV: ESPN2

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina Pirates +13

 

NCAAB Totals: 149  

 

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