Scott Rickenbach‘s Houston vs. East Carolina Free Pick
1st of The Bulldog’s 3 picks in CBB Wednesday (the other two are star rated picks) – Rickenbach CBB Game #715 Free Pick – OVER the total in East Carolina Pirates vs Houston Cougars @ 6 ET –
This total plummeted from near 130 down to a 126 and is holding there as of early gameday morning. This move has opened up some exceptional value on the over. Both of these teams are off of frustrating efforts on the offensive end and that is what strengthens this play even more. A recent Houston practice had plenty of focus on moving the ball quicker on the offensive end and look for better ball movement to lead to higher percentage shots for the Cougars in this one.
The Pirates will bounce back at home as their last game here was a disaster versus SMU and then East Carolina went on the road for a pair of games and they struggled away from home. They’ll be better on the offensive end now that they are back home and settling in for a pair of games here in Greenville. The over is 6-1 the past 3 seasons when the Pirates are off of a game where they allowed 80 points or more. The over is 8-4-1 in Houston’s last 13 match-ups with East Carolina.
The Cougars are currently on an under streak but they are averaging 77 points per game on the season and have shot the ball well, even away from home, so far this season. The Pirates have scored at least 60 points in 13 of their 17 games this season and there is no reason this game shouldn’t get to about 70-60 at a minimum and that gets us over the total.
Take advantage of the low number here as both teams will be emphasizing better scoring opportunities in this one after the Pirates were held to 44 points by the Mustangs in their most recent home game.
Free Pick on the OVER in East Carolina Wednesday.
Best of luck, Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach