South Florida vs. East Carolina AAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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South Florida vs. East Carolina AAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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The No. 8 seed South Florida Bulls (14-17, 7-11 AAC) and the No. 9 seed East Carolina Pirates (15-16, 6-12 AAC) face off in the AAC Tournament Thursday at Dickies Arena, starting at 12:30 PM on ESPNU. South Florida is favored by 3 points. Both teams are looking to take another step toward a conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total for the matchup is 141.5.

South Florida vs. East Carolina Odds

  • South Florida odds to win: -162
  • East Carolina odds to win: +137
  • Spread: South Florida (-3)
  • Total: 141.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 12:30 PM ET
  • TV: ESPNU
  • Where: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Venue: Dickies Arena

Who Will Win South Florida vs. East Carolina?

South Florida and East Carolina Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

South Florida is 5-4-2 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.

In games it has played as at least a 3-point underdog this season, East Carolina is 9-7-1 against the spread.

Between them, these two teams average 0.3 more points per game (141.8) than this matchup’s over/under (141.5).

South Florida and East Carolina have seen its opponents average a combined 1.7 more points per game than the over/under of 141.5 set for this game.

The average total for South Florida’s games this season is 2.9 more points than the over/under of 141.5 in this game.

The average total for Pirates games this season is 0.8 fewer points than the point total of 141.5 in this outing.

The Bulls have a 17-12-2 record against the spread this season.

The Pirates’ ATS record is 18-11-2 this season.

South Florida Stats & Insights

South Florida averages 72.4 points per game (166th in college basketball) while giving up 71.9 per outing (236th in college basketball). It has a +15 scoring differential overall.

South Florida wins the rebound battle by an average of 2.9 boards. It is pulling down 33.5 rebounds per game (76th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 30.6 per contest.

The Bulls hit 7.4 three-pointers per game (182nd in college basketball) at a 33.7% rate (207th in college basketball), compared to the 7.6 their opponents make while shooting 34.8% from deep.

South Florida averages 92.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (226th in college basketball), and allows 91.5 points per 100 possessions (178th in college basketball).

The Bulls are scoring 71.2 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 3.6 fewer points than they’re averaging on the road (74.8).

East Carolina Stats & Insights

East Carolina puts up 69.4 points per game (235th in college basketball) while allowing 71.3 per contest (217th in college basketball). It has a -57 scoring differential and has been outscored by 1.9 points per game.

East Carolina wins the rebound battle by an average of 1.9 boards. It collects 33.4 rebounds per game (85th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 31.5.

East Carolina hits 7.7 three-pointers per game (139th in college basketball), 1.2 more than its opponents.

East Carolina ranks 288th in college basketball with 89 points scored per 100 possessions, and 171st defensively with 91.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home, the Pirates average 72.2 points per game. Away, they score 63.

South Florida Key Players to Watch

The leader in points and assists for the Bulls is Tyler Harris, who scores 16.6 points and dishes out 3.4 assists per game.

Russel Tchewa leads South Florida in rebounding, grabbing 8.5 boards per game while also scoring 11.3 points a contest.

Harris makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bulls, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.

Harris and Keyshawn Bryant lead South Florida on the defensive end, with Harris leading the team in steals averaging 0.9 per game and Bryant in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.

East Carolina Key Players to Watch

RJ Felton is at the top of the Pirates scoring leaderboard with 13.8 points per game. He also grabs 4.4 rebounds and averages 1.6 assists per game.

Brandon Johnson puts up a stat line of 8.3 rebounds, 12.8 points and 1.9 assists per game for East Carolina to take the top rebound spot on the team. Jaden Walker holds the top spot for assists with 2.8 per game, adding 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per matchup.

Felton is reliable from three-point range and leads the Pirates with 1.9 made threes per game.

Walker (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for East Carolina while Johnson (0.7 blocks per game) is the block leader.

South Florida vs. East Carolina Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    East Carolina (+3)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (141.5)

  • Prediction:
    South Florida 73, East Carolina 70
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