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American Athletic Conference Tournament - East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs NCAA College Basketball Betting

East Carolina Pirates

vs

Southern Methodist Mustangs
Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00 PM ET
XL Center

East Carolina Pirates will go to the free throw line vs Southern Methodist Mustangs on Friday, hoping to boost its 14-18 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

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

The Southern Methodist Mustangs betting line opened as -14-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the East Carolina Pirates have watched them go 14-18 and 12-13-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs are at 24-6 and 13-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 13-10-2, while the East Carolina Pirates have a 10-11-1 mark.

This game puts the Southern Methodist Mustangs, most recently No. 89 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the East Carolina Pirates, who rate No. 186 in the latest survey.

How East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Methodist's No. 84-ranked scoring average of 69.53 PPG, against a East Carolina Pirates defense rated No. 120 and allowing 65.69 PPG. The Southern Methodist Mustangs FG% has averaged 48.37% to date this season, more than the East Carolina Pirates shooters have managed so far (42.14% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates grabbed a 81-80 win over the Knights on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from B.J. Tyson at XL Center.

The Mustangs got 16 points from Markus Kennedy as Southern Methodist ran past Tulsa 67-62 on Sunday at Moody Coliseum.

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