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North Carolina Central Eagles take on Pirates in college basketball test

North Carolina Central EaglesEast Carolina Pirates
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

North Carolina Central Eagles vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD7-4

The Pirates will be trying to slam the North Carolina Central Eagles on Thursday when the teams tip off at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in college betting action.

This season, the Pirates are 7-4 overall and 3-2 ATS ATS, while the Eagles are 7-6 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, East Carolina boasts a 1-4 on the OU, and North Carolina Central is 0-0.

View North Carolina Central vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates - Eagles odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. East Carolina is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina Central is at No. 39. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-79 win for the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Eagles rank No. 240 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.8 per game. That compares with East Carolina’s No. 46 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where East Carolina is college basketball's No. 95-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Eagles rate No. 89 with 7.2 per game.

Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 203-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 166 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina Central won its last outing, a 69-58 result against Prairie View A&M on December 22. The Eagles grabbed a 69-58 win over the Panthers on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Dominique Sutton at Matthew Knight Arena.

East Carolina was a 69-55 winner in its last match at home against Gardner-Webb. The Pirates grabbed a 69-55 win over the Bulldogs on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Darrius Morrow at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Gardner-Webb are 3-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Eagles at Pirates trends to consider:
East Carolina is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
East Carolina is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
North Carolina Central home to Florida A&M, Saturday, January 7
East Carolina home to Virginias-Wise, Saturday, December 31

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