Massachusetts Minutemen home to East Carolina Pirates in NCAA Basketball betting action
East Carolina Pirates vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
The East Carolina Pirates will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Minutemen in Massachusetts at Mullins Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
Massachusetts battles the Pirates, currently sitting with a 7-2 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-5 for the Minutemen and 2-0 for the Pirates.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Massachusetts Minutemen as 7-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 34-rated East Carolina taking on the No. 121-rated Minutemen in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 85-70 win for the Pirates on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Massachusetts's No. 69-rated squad against East Carolina's No. 63-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Massachusetts rates No. 86 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 76 nationally with 7.3 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, East Carolina owns the country's No. 238-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 147 in scoring at home.
East Carolina was a 62-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Gardner-Webb. The Pirates grabbed a 62-60 win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from Maurice Kemp at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Last time out for Massachusetts, they were an 85-76 winner as they battled Ohio at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Massachusetts got 35 points from Jesse Morgan en route to an 85-76 victory over Ohio on Wednesday at Mullins Center.
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Gardner-Webb are 4-0
After a win are 6-4
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Illinois are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Pirates at Minutemen trends to consider:
East Carolina is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Massachusetts is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
Massachusetts is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
East Carolina home to Norfolk State, Saturday, December 29
Massachusetts at Northern Illinois, Saturday, December 29