East Carolina Vs Connecticut Betting Predictions

Posted by Henry Watkins on Friday,February 5, 2016 12:28, EST in

The Connecticut Huskies have dominated the American Conference for as long as anyone can remember, but they have not been getting it all their way this season. It has been a disappointing year for Connecticut, but they still have time to get things turned around. They will have the chance to keep their winning streak going this Sunday when they welcome the East Carolina Pirates into Gampel Pavilion. The full odds and lines for this bout will be made available on our online sportsbook NCAA B-ball betting page on Sunday morning, so be sure to check back in and make your bets.

How to bet East Carolina Pirates Vs Connecticut Huskies Game and TV Information

When: Sunday, February 7, 12 PM EST
Where: Gampel Pavilion, Connecticut
TV: CBSSN
Radio: UConnIMGSports
Stream Option: CBSSports.com

The Huskies are not having a great year, at least by the high standards they set for themselves, but they should still be a pretty solid favorite for this one specially after coming off a valuable road win vs Memphis on Thursday. The big question here is whether or not the Pirates can head into hostile territory and find a way to be competitive, or at least keep things close.

Why bet on the East Carolina Pirates

The Pirates (10-12, 2-7) started out their conference schedule by dropping the first 6 games, but they have turned things around, and have won 2 of the last 3. They were actually unlucky not to make it 3 in a row, as it took double OT for Houston to finally get the win against the Pirates earlier this week. East Carolina won their last road game, when they went into Memphis and came away with a gritty 84-83 win, which goes to show that home court advantage isn’t always a given for a home team win. The Pirates have been involved in a number of very close games this season, and they may be able to keep things close in this one if they can slow down the Huskies offense. The Pirates are averaging 70.3 PPG, and are giving up 71.2 PPG.

Why bet on the Connecticut Huskies

Yes, this may be considered a bit of a down year for the Huskies (16-6, 6-3), but they should still be good enough to get the win in this one. They have won 5 of their last 6 games, with their lone defeat in that stretch being a 1-point loss at the hands of the Cincinnati Bearcats. Given that SMU have started to slip in the past few games, the Huskies will be smelling the blood in the water, and will feel as though they still have a shot at getting the top spot in the American Conference. That should serve as pretty good inspiration for the final few weeks of the season. The Huskies are averaging 74.0 PPG, and are giving up 61.2 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Huskies have rebounded nicely from their loss to Cincinnati with back to back wins, and even though the Pirates are playing good ball right now, Connecticut should still be too much for them to handle.

East Carolina Pirates 61 Connecticut Huskies 75