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American Athletic Conference Tournament - NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors East Carolina Pirates Over Central Florida Knights

Central Florida Knights

vs

East Carolina Pirates
Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:30 PM ET
XL Center

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Central Florida Knights vs East Carolina Pirates battle Thursday at XL Center as the Pirates look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Central Florida Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The East Carolina Pirates were listed as -3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Central Florida Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates sit at 13-18 (12-12-2 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Central Florida Knights are currently 12-17 (9-16-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? East Carolina is 9-11-1 OU, and Central Florida is 11-10 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 225-rated East Carolina Pirates and the No. 286-ranked Central Florida Knights, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Central Florida Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's No. 206 nationally ranked offense (63.45 points per game) against a Central Florida Knights defense that sits as the No. 228 at 71.45 PPG. The East Carolina Pirates have been averaging 42% from the field, less than the Knights have managed so far this season (43.19% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Florida was run off the court by the Bulls on Wednesday as South Florida routed them 74-45 at Sun Dome.

East Carolina suffered a 72-54 loss against Houston on Sunday, getting 13 points from Terry Whisnant in a losing effort at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Central Florida Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Central Florida is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Central Florida is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing East Carolina
Central Florida is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing East Carolina
East Carolina is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games
East Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 7 games
East Carolina is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Central Florida

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