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49ers open as college hoops underdog vs Pirates

Charlotte 49ersEast Carolina Pirates
Dec 3, 5:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Charlotte 49ers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds


The visiting 49ers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum against the East Carolina Pirates.

The Pirates are 4-2 so far on the season, and 2-0 ATS vs. the number. The 49ers, meanwhile, are 3-2 and 1-0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen East Carolina go 0-2 and the 49ers go 2-0 on the totals.

View Charlotte vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, East Carolina sat as 6.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 1 and the 49ers at No. 113 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-67 result in favor of the Pirates.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 94-rated offensive output, at 73.5 PPG. The visiting 49ers defense ranks No. 201 allowing on average 68 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Charlotte owns the country's No. 183-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. East Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 64 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 70-66 winner on the road against Wright State. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. The 49ers got 22 points from Chris Braswell as Charlotte ran past Wright State 70-66 on Saturday at Nutter Center.

East Carolina was a 63-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Old Dominion. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs. The Pirates got 14 points from Shamarr Bowden, but it was Old Dominion that prevailed in a 63-58 final on Tuesday at Ted Constant Center.

Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Radford are 0-1
After playing Wright State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Old Dominion are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few 49ers at Pirates trends to consider:
Charlotte is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
East Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
East Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
East Carolina is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Charlotte
East Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte at Radford, Tuesday, December 6
East Carolina home to Massachusetts, Tuesday, December 6