College Insider Tournament - East Carolina favored by 8 against Savannah State on Tuesday
Savannah State Tigers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds
The East Carolina Pirates will try to cover the spread at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Savannah State Tigers in NCAA basketball action.
The Pirates sport records of 18-12 and 12-9-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tigers have 19-14 and 2-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-4 for the Pirates and 4-2 for the Tigers.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, East Carolina sat as 8-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates sit at No. 121 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 113 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pirates will win this game 70-67.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 77 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 5 allowing on average 55.2 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 45% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.
Defensively, Savannah State features the nation's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.4 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.
Savannah State was a 64-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Morgan State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Tigers endured a 64-61 loss at the hands of the Bears on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Deven Williams at Norfolk Scope Arena.
East Carolina was a 79-72 loser in its last match on the road against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Golden Hurricane grabbed a 79-72 win over the Pirates on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Scottie Haralson at BOK Center.
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Tulsa are 2-6
After a loss are 9-1
A few Tigers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 5 games
East Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games