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Central Florida Knights vs East Carolina Pirates College Basketball Betting Preview

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Central Florida when they take on the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, East Carolina sat as 4-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

This college basketball season, the East Carolina Pirates are 12-14 overall and 10-9 ATS, while the Central Florida Knights are 16-10 and 11-10 ATS. As for the betting totals, East Carolina boasts a 10-9 on the OU, and Central Florida is 11-10.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 148-rated Central Florida Knights taking on the No. 285-rated East Carolina Pirates in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features East Carolina's No. 259-ranked scoring average of 62.08 PPG, against a Central Florida Knights defense rated No. 6 and allowing 60.92 PPG. The East Carolina Pirates FG% has averaged 39.24% to date this season, less than the Central Florida Knights shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nick Banyard scored 18 points leading the Knights to a 71-53 victory over Tulsa at CFE Arena on Tuesday.

East Carolina earned a 78-64 victory over Temple on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Kentrell Barkley at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Central Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Central Florida's last 16 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • East Carolina is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 7 games
  • East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Florida at Temple, Wednesday, February 22nd
East Carolina at Tulane, Tuesday, February 21st