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East Carolina Southern Miss Betting Preview

Southern Miss Golden EaglesEast Carolina Pirates
Feb 16, 5:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

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Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum will host East Carolina Pirates vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Golden Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Pirates are 9-6-1 ATS. Southern Miss is 8-10 on the totals; East Carolina is 10-3.

View Southern Miss vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with East Carolina in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 80-ranked Pirates and the No. 19-rated Golden Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-76 win for the Golden Eagles on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature East Carolina's No. 60-rated squad against Southern Miss's No. 158-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, East Carolina rates No. 73 in the country with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 112 nationally with 6.8 per match.

Defensively, Southern Miss features the nation's No. 32-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.5 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 71-60 winner as they battled Tulane at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. The Golden Eagles got 21 points from Dwayne Davis as Southern Miss ran past Tulane 71-60 on Wednesday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 74-61 winner as they battled UAB at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Pirates got 23 points from Maurice Kemp as East Carolina ran past UAB 74-61 on Wednesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas El Paso are 4-6
After playing Tulane are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tulsa are 1-8
After playing UAB are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Golden Eagles at Pirates trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games on the road
Southern Miss is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 6 games
East Carolina is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Southern Miss home to Texas El Paso, Wednesday, February 20
East Carolina at Tulsa, Wednesday, February 20