East Carolina vs. SMU - Picks Of The Day, March 10th

Mark Lathrop

Friday, March 10, 2017 1:20 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 1:20 PM UTC

Southern Methodist has one of the best ATS records in college basketball. Do we overthink it, or ride those ponies to glory?

 East Carolina vs. SMU

East Carolina scored a minor upset yesterday in the AAC tournament, upending Temple 80-69 outright as a 5.5-point underdog. For their efforts, they get the chance to be obliterated by the regular season champion, SMU Mustangs.

SMU has not lost to East Carolina in the last three years, including two very lopsided wins this year at 75-44, and 86-46, respectively. When you have two wins on the season of over 30 points you have identified a major mismatch in talent, schemes, or both. Likely both. Now this may seem kind of basic, but I do speak of this in my article on analyzing college basketball rosters now posted on SBR, but SMU’s starting five has a large size advantage over East Carolina’s. That’s it, end of discussion. SMU’s length will smother the Pirates’ starting five again in this game, so I have no issue in laying 17.5-points on the Mustangs here at 5Dimes.

Free NCAAB Pick: SMU -17.5Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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