Tulane vs East Carolina Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, March 3, 2023

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The Tulane Green Wave (17-10, 10-6 AAC) will attempt to stop a three-game losing skid when hosting the East Carolina Pirates (15-14, 6-10 AAC) at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Devlin Fieldhouse. The matchup airs on ESPN+.

The Green Wave face the Pirates in a game that Tulane is currently a double-digit favorite by 12 points. The matchup’s point total is 156.

Tulane vs. East Carolina Odds

Point Spread for Tulane vs. East Carolina

The spread for this matchup is set at 12 points, with oddsmakers listing Tulane as the favorite.

Tulane vs. East Carolina Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Tulane has -755 odds to pick up the win, while East Carolina is listed at +523 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 156 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Devlin Fieldhouse

Tulane vs. East Carolina Betting Trends

Tulane has 12 wins against the spread in 27 games this season. The Green Wave have won in 12, or 63.2%, of the 19 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Tulane’s games this year have hit the over on 17 of 29 set point totals.

Against the spread, East Carolina is 17-10-2 this season. The Pirates have compiled a 7-11 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 38.9% of those games). East Carolina has gone over the point total 51.7% of the time this year (15 of 29 games with a set point total).

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Tulane vs. East Carolina Key Players to Watch

Tulane

Jaylen Forbes is averaging 18.7 points, 1.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game. Kevin Cross leads the Green Wave at 6.3 rebounds per game, while also posting 4.2 assists and 14.5 points. Sion James is putting up 10 points, 3.4 assists and 4.9 rebounds per contest.

East Carolina

Brandon Johnson paces the Pirates in rebounding (8.2 per game), and posts 12.9 points and 1.9 assists. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. RJ Felton tops the Pirates in scoring (13.6 points per game) and assists (1.6), and puts up 4.4 rebounds. He also delivers 1 steal and 0.5 blocked shots. The Pirates get 15.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game from Javon Small. Jaden Walker is posting a team-leading 2.8 assists per game. And he is contributing 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds, making 38.3% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Tulane Green Wave

Tulane has put together a 10-6-0 ATS record in conference action so far this year. The Green Wave have been forced to rely on their offense, which ranks 17th-best in the country (80.7 points per game), as they rank 24th-worst in college basketball on defense with just 76.4 points allowed per contest. Tulane ranks 293rd in the country with 29.6 boards per contest, but it is allowing 36.8 rebounds per game, which ranks -3-worst in college basketball.

The Green Wave are scoring 83.8 points per game this year at home, which is two more points than they’re averaging in road games (81.8). So far this season, Tulane is draining 7.8 treys per game (134th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 33.9% (201st-ranked) from three-point land. The Green Wave are in the bottom 25 in the nation in threes allowed per game with 9.6 (0-worst), and they rank 279th in college basketball with a 35.4% three-point percentage allowed to opposing teams.

The Green Wave have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Tulane has gone over the total six times. Tulane has seen a decrease in scoring recently, racking up 78.6 points per game in its last 10 outings, 2.1 points fewer than the 80.7 it has scored this season. The past 10 games have seen Tulane give up 4.3 more points per game (80.7) than its season-long average (76.4).

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What you need to know about the East Carolina Pirates

East Carolina has won eight games against the spread this year in conference play, while failing to cover or pushing eight times. With 69.5 points scored per game and 70.5 points allowed, the Pirates are 232nd in college basketball on offense and 193rd on defense. On the boards, East Carolina is 82nd in the nation in rebounds (33.5 per game). It is 212th in rebounds conceded (31.6 per game).

At home the Pirates are scoring 72.2 points per game, 10.3 more than they are averaging away (61.9). East Carolina is 134th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.8 per game) and 315th in 3-point percentage (31.6%). Defensively, the Pirates are 75th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6.4. They are 126th in 3-point percentage conceded at 33%.

The Pirates have gone 5-5 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-3-2 record against the spread during that span. East Carolina has gone over the total in five of its last 10 games. East Carolina has performed worse offensively in its past 10 games, posting 69.3 points per contest, 0.2 fewer points its than season average of 69.5. The Pirates have fared worse defensively in their past 10 games, ceding 72.8 points per contest, 2.3 more points their than season average of 70.5.

Tulane vs. East Carolina Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Tulane, and we expect that East Carolina will cover the spread (Tulane -12). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 156 points.

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How to bet Tulane vs. East Carolina

You can bet on Tulane vs. East Carolina at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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