UNC Greensboro Spartans vs East Carolina Pirates Odds
The East Carolina Pirates host UNC Greensboro on Friday, looking to build on their 2-0 mark against the 1-1 Spartans in college hoops action at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 1-1 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Pirates are at 2-0 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Pirates are 0-0, while the Spartans have a 0-0 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Pirates in this one found them listed as 10.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Spartans was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 95-ranked Pirates and the No. 255-rated Spartans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 99-74 win for the Pirates on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's No. 73 nationally ranked offense (79.5 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 268 at 73 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 46.6% from the field, more than the Spartans have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).
Defensively, UNC Greensboro features the nation's No. 300-rated defense on the road, allowing 81 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 111 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, UNC Greensboro was an 81-65 winner at home against Winston Salem State. Trevis Simpson went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds, leading UNC Greensboro over Winston Salem State, 81-65, on Monday at Greensboro Coliseum.
East Carolina won its last outing, an 87-51 result against Methodist on November 13. The Pirates blew out Methodist on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-51 win at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Virginia Tech are 3-3
After a win are 7-3
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Appalachian State are 3-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Spartans at Pirates trends to consider:
UNC Greensboro is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games on the road
East Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNC Greensboro
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
East Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
UNC Greensboro home to Virginia Tech, Monday, November 19
East Carolina home to Appalachian State, Tuesday, November 20