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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - East Carolina Pirates Underdogs vs Central Florida Knights

The East Carolina Pirates will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Central Florida Knights at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Sunday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, East Carolina sat as 11.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Central Florida Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates sit at 6-6 (1-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Central Florida Knights are currently 9-4 (7-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? East Carolina is 2-3 OU, and Central Florida is 2-9 OU.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 264 (East Carolina) and the No. 190 (Central Florida) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features East Carolina's No. 237-ranked scoring average of 67.83 PPG, against a Central Florida Knights defense rated No. 15 and allowing 62.15 PPG. The East Carolina Pirates FG% has averaged 42.61% to date this season, less than the Central Florida Knights shooters have managed so far (44.88% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Knights endured a 56-51 loss at the hands of the Mustangs on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from A.J. Davis at Moody Coliseum-Dallas.

The Pirates were hammered by Tulsa on Thursday, losing by a 79-53 final at Reynolds Center in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Central Florida is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games when playing East Carolina
  • East Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • East Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Florida
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games when playing Central Florida

Next Betting Matchups

Central Florida home to Memphis, Wednesday, January 3rd
East Carolina at South Florida, Wednesday, January 3rd