Tulane vs. East Carolina Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Friday, March 3, 2023
The Tulane Green Wave (17-10, 10-6 AAC) are heavy, 12-point underdogs as they try to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the East Carolina Pirates (15-14, 6-10 AAC) on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Devlin Fieldhouse. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under set at 156 points.
Tulane vs. East Carolina Odds
- Tulane odds to win: -742
- East Carolina odds to win: +513
- Spread: Tulane (-12)
- Total: 156
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Venue: Devlin Fieldhouse
Who Will Win Tulane vs. East Carolina?
Tulane and East Carolina Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Tulane has a 2-4 record against the spread when favored by 12 points or more this season.
East Carolina is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 12 points or more this year.
The Green Wave and the Pirates combine to average 5.8 fewer points per game than the over/under of 156 set for this matchup.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 146.9 points per game, 9.1 fewer than the point total in this game.
The average total Tulane has had set in games this year is one more point than this outing’s point total.
The average point total for the Pirates this season is 16 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Green Wave have a 12-15-0 record against the spread this season.
So far this year, the Pirates have put together a 17-10-2 record against the spread.
Tulane Stats & Insights
Tulane has a +116 scoring differential, topping opponents by 4.3 points per game. It is putting up 80.7 points per game to rank 17th in college basketball and is allowing 76.4 per contest to rank 335th in college basketball.
Tulane loses the rebound battle by 7.2 boards on average. it collects 29.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 293rd in college basketball, while its opponents grab 36.8 per outing.
The Green Wave knock down 7.8 three-pointers per game (135th in college basketball), 1.8 fewer than their opponents (9.6). They are shooting 33.9% from beyond the arc (201st in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 35.4%.
Tulane averages 98.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (71st in college basketball), and gives up 92.9 points per 100 possessions (225th in college basketball).
The Green Wave average 83.8 points per game in home games, compared to 81.8 points per game on the road, a difference of two points per contest.
East Carolina Stats & Insights
East Carolina has a -28 scoring differential, putting up 69.5 points per game (231st in college basketball) and conceding 70.5 (193rd in college basketball).
The 33.5 rebounds per game East Carolina accumulates rank 82nd in the nation, 1.9 more than the 31.6 its opponents record.
East Carolina connects on 7.8 three-pointers per game (135th in college basketball), 1.4 more than its opponents. It shoots 31.6% from beyond the arc (315th in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 33%.
East Carolina ranks 283rd in college basketball averaging 89.2 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 151st, allowing 90.4 points per 100 possessions.
The Pirates are putting up more points at home (72.2 per game) than on the road (61.9).
Tulane Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Green Wave is Jalen Cook, who scores 20.3 points and distributes 4.9 assists per game.
Kevin Cross is Tulane’s best rebounder, hauling in an average of 6.3 boards in each contest while scoring 14.5 points per game.
Jaylen Forbes leads the Green Wave in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Sion James is Tulane’s leader in steals, averaging 2.1 steals per game, while Tylan Pope leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.
East Carolina Key Players to Watch
RJ Felton is at the top of the Pirates scoring leaderboard with 13.6 points per game. He also grabs 4.4 rebounds and racks up 1.6 assists per game.
The East Carolina leaders in rebounding and assists are Brandon Johnson with 8.2 rebounds per game (he also adds 12.9 points and 1.9 assists per game) and Jaden Walker with 2.8 assists per game (he also tacks on 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game).
Felton is the most prolific from deep for the Pirates, hitting 1.9 threes per game.
Walker (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for East Carolina while Johnson (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Tulane vs. East Carolina Prediction
- Pick ATS:
East Carolina (+12)
- Pick OU:
Tulane 79, East Carolina 70
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