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Houston at East Carolina 1/29/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Game East Carolina Pirates vs Houston Cougars
Date & Time Wednesday January 29, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Minges Coliseum Greenville, NC
Latest odds
HOU -13 Total 139
TV Channel
ESPN3

The No. 21 ranked Houston Cougars visit Minges Coliseum in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday for an American Athletic Conference matchup with the East Carolina Pirates. Houston improved to 16-4 overall and 6-1 in the AAC following its 68-49 victory over the South Florida Bulls on Sunday. DeJon Jarreau led the Cougars with 12 points and handed out six assists.

Caleb Mills is the leading scorer for Houston with an average of 12.9 points per game, while Nate Hinton is the leading rebounder with an average of 9.4 per game and DeJon Jarreau is the leader in assists with an average of 3.8 per game.Houston has four players averaging double figures in scoring.

East Carolina improved to 9-11 overall and 3-4 in the AAC following it 81-62 victory over Tulane on Saturday. The Pirates were led in the victory by Jayden Gardner who scored 27 points and pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds, while JJ Miles chipped in with 21 points and grabbed seven boards.

Jayden Gardner leads the Pirates in scoring and rebounding with averages of 20.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Tristen Newton is the assists leaders with an average of 3.8 per game. Gardner is the only player for East Carolina averaging double figures in scoring.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Houston is 3-1 ATS in its last 4
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Cougars last 5
  • East Carolina is 1-3 ATS in its last 4
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Pirates last 3
Free Pick:
Houston Cougars -13

Houston will dominate this matchup with East Carolina behind the play of Nate Hinton, Caleb Mills and DeJon Jarreau. The Cougars have won each of their last four straight up while going 3-1 ATS over those same four games.  Although East Carolina is coming off a victory against Tulane, the Pirates have failed to cover three of the last four overall. Final Score Prediction, Houston Cougars win and cover ATS 75-60.

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