Looking to win big? The Green Wave and Pirates face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Pirates are hosting the game at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC. The over/under for this American Athletic conference contest is set at 151 points, with East Carolina being favored by -1.5 at home against Tulane.

TULANE GREEN WAVE VS EAST CAROLINA PIRATES BETTING PICK

The Pick: East Carolina Pirates -1.5

This game will be played at Minges Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 18th.

WHY BET THE EAST CAROLINA PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Pirates.
  • Not only will East Carolina pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Green Wave Have a Shot at a Win at Greenville?

After losing their last two games, Tulane will look to get back in the win column as they travel to face East Carolina as 1.5-point underdogs. The Green Wave have gone 13-11 this season, including a 4-8 record in American Athletic Conference play.

So far, Tulane has gone 3-5 on the road this season, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak away from home. In their last game, the Green Wave lost to SMU by a score of 87-79.

As the underdog, Tulane has gone just 3-6 vs. the spread this season and they are 10-13 overall. On the road, the Green Wave are 3-5 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 road ATS mark is 3-7. In their last three games as the underdog, Tulane is 1-2 vs. the spread.

On the season, Tulane’s over/under record is 15-7-1. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 158.2 and their matchups have had an average of 164.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 151 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 168 points and their over/under record over that span is 2-0-1.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Tulane’s offense scored 79 points against SMU. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.2%, and they went 19/25 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Green Wave was Kevin Cross with 20 points, while Jaylen Forbes also chipped in with 18 points.

Looking at the Tulane defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 80.1 points per game (326th). So far, the Tulane defense is giving up an average of 11.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.3 times per game (442nd).

Do the Pirates Have a Shot at a Home Win?

East Carolina has been favored in 13 of their 25 games so far this season, going 9-4 in those games. At home, the Pirates are 9-7 this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +3.2 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, East Carolina is 5-5.

After their 68-55 win over Wichita State, the Pirates are now 13-12 overall this season, and they have a two-game win streak. In American Athletic Conference play, East Carolina is 6-6 compared to their non-conference record of 7-6. So far, the Pirates have gone 3-5 on the road this season.

East Carolina’s ATS record this season is 11-12-1, and they are 6-9-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pirates are just 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

East Carolina games have an over/under record of 8-16 this season. Today’s over/under line of 151 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (141.5). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 133 points compared to their season average of 136.5 points per game.

The East Carolina offense is coming off a game in which they scored 68 points vs. Wichita State. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.5% while connecting on 7 threes. Offensively, the Pirates hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 343rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 364th in terms of percentage and 276th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Pirates’ defense is positioned 76th in the country, permitting 67.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Wichita State, the Shockers finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 55 points vs. East Carolina.