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March 7, 1:00 PM | FedExForum

East Carolina Pirates vs Rice Owls Odds

14-15TEAM RECORD17-14

East Carolina travels to Rice on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 14-15 record with a victory over the Owls.

This is a conference playoff game in the Conference USA Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (FedExForum).

This season, the Owls are 17-14 overall and 9-13 ATS ATS, while the Pirates are 14-15 and 9-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rice boasts a 10-11-1 on the OU, and East Carolina is 9-12.

View East Carolina vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 120 (Owls) and the No. 78 (Pirates) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-71 result in favor of the Owls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rice has the nation's No. 131-rated offensive output, at 69.7 PPG. The visiting Pirates defense ranks No. 107 allowing on average 64.6 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 44.4% so far, more than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 101-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.1 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 99 nationally in scoring at home.

East Carolina was a 66-49 winner in its last match on the road against Tulane. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Tulane was victimized for 22 points and 10 rebounds by Maurice Kemp as the Pirates bested the Green Wave 66-49 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Rice lost its last outing, a 76-75 result against Houston on March 3. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Arsalan Kazemi scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 76-75 to Houston at Autry Court on Saturday).

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Tulane are 1-9
After a win are 7-3

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pirates at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Rice's last 7 games when playing East Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Rice's last 10 games
Rice is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing East Carolina
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina

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