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Charlotte 49ersEast Carolina Pirates
14-12February 27, 2014, 07:00 | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum15-13



College hoops betting interest focuses on the East Carolina vs Charlotte battle Thursday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum as the Pirates look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the 49ers have watched them go 14-12 and 10-12 ATS on the year, while the Pirates are at 15-13 and 8-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Pirates are 6-15, while the 49ers have a 8-13 mark.

View Charlotte 49ers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with East Carolina in this one found them as -3-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 181 and the 49ers at No. 209 heading into this contest.

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In their last action, Charlotte was a 64-62 loser at home against UAB. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Charlotte got 16 points from Pierria Henry but lost anyway, 64-62, to UAB on Saturday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

East Carolina won its last outing, a 67-55 result against Rice on February 22. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Pirates got 23 points from Akeem Richmond as East Carolina ran past Rice 67-55 on Saturday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 65-rated offensive output, at 74.57 PPG. The visiting 49ers defense ranks No. 173 allowing on average 71.42 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 44.66% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.03% per game.

A few 49ers at Pirates trends to consider:
Charlotte is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 9 games
Charlotte is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
East Carolina is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of East Carolina's last 5 games
East Carolina is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home


Next up:
Charlotte home to Old Dominion, Sunday, March 2nd
East Carolina at Marshall, Sunday, March 2nd

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