UAB East Carolina Betting Preview
East Carolina Pirates vs UAB Blazers Odds
The UAB Blazers will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the East Carolina Pirates at Bartow Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Blazers sport records of 8-10 and 4-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Pirates have 11-6 and 5-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-7 for the Blazers and 5-2 for the Pirates.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Blazers as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 98 (Blazers) and the No. 66 (Pirates) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-73 result in favor of the Pirates has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits UAB's No. 66-ranked offense, averaging 72.8 PPG, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 262 at 70.1 PPG. The Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, East Carolina owns the country's No. 291-rated mark, allowing 75.7 points per game on the highway. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 40 in scoring at home.
In their last action, East Carolina was a 77-56 loser on the road against Marshall. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. East Carolina was run off the court by the Thundering Herd on Saturday as Marshall routed them 77-56 at Cam Henderson Center.
In their last action, UAB was a 74-59 loser on the road against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. UAB got 15 points from Terence Jones but lost anyway, 74-59, to Southern Miss on Saturday at Reed Green Coliseum.
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas El Paso are 1-6
After playing Marshall are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Southern Miss are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Pirates at Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against UAB
East Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UAB
East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UAB is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 6 games when playing at home against East Carolina
UAB is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing East Carolina
UAB is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against East Carolina
East Carolina home to Texas El Paso, Saturday, January 26
UAB at Houston, Saturday, January 26