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NCAA Basketball Odds: East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs

East Carolina Pirates

vs

Southern Methodist Mustangs
Saturday, January 17, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Moody Coliseum

The Southern Methodist Mustangs will try to cover the point spread at Moody Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the East Carolina Pirates in NCAA basketball betting action.

East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Southern Methodist Mustangs betting line as -18-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 13-4 overall and 6-8 ATS, while the East Carolina Pirates are 8-9 and 4-8 ATS. As for the betting totals, Southern Methodist boasts a 5-6-1 on the OU, and East Carolina is 2-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Southern Methodist Mustangs rated this week at No. 49 and the East Carolina Pirates sitting at No. 255.

How East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist's No. 111 nationally ranked offense (69.53 points per game) against a East Carolina Pirates defense that sits as the No. 158 at 66.65 PPG. The Southern Methodist Mustangs have been averaging 48.39% from the field, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (42.56% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates grabbed a 66-61 win over the Cougars on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from B.J. Tyson at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The Mustangs grabbed a 60-55 win over the Owls on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Markus Kennedy at Liacouras Center.

East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Betting Odds Trends

East Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist
East Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist
Southern Methodist is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Methodist is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing East Carolina
Southern Methodist is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing East Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Tulsa, Saturday, January 24th
Southern Methodist at Tulane, Wednesday, January 21st

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