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College Insider Tournament - Wright State Raiders face East Carolina Pirates: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Wright State RaidersEast Carolina Pirates
20-14March 18, 2014, 07:00 | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum17-16

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum will host East Carolina Pirates vs. Wright State Raiders action on Tuesday as both teams try to advance in College Insider Tournament basketball betting action.

Wright State was favored by 2 points in early betting over at TopBet. The total was 134.5. Wright State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road while ECU is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home.

The Pirates are 17-16 so far on the season, and 10-14-2 ATS vs. the number. The Raiders, meanwhile, are 20-14 and 13-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen East Carolina go 9-17 and the Raiders go 15-13 on the totals.

View Wright State Raiders vs East Carolina Pirates Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 160-ranked Pirates and the No. 147-rated Raiders in this matchup.

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Wright State was a 69-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Wright State got 16 points from AJ Pacher but lost anyway, 69-63, to Wisc-Milwaukee on Tuesday at Nutter Center.

East Carolina lost its last outing, a 77-68 result against Texas El Paso on March 12. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. Akeem Richmond scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Pirates to a win (they lost 77-68 to Texas El Paso at Don Haskins Center on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 82-rated offensive output, at 73.27 PPG. The visiting Raiders defense ranks No. 18 allowing on average 62.32 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 44.25% so far, less than the Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.59% per game.

A few Raiders at Pirates trends to consider:
Wright State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Wright State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Wright State's last 13 games
Wright State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
East Carolina is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of East Carolina's last 17 games
East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

 

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