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Charlotte 49ers home to East Carolina Pirates in NCAA Basketball betting action

East Carolina PiratesCharlotte 49ers
Dec 1, 7:00 PM | Dale F. Halton Arena

East Carolina Pirates vs Charlotte 49ers Odds


The Charlotte 49ers host East Carolina on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-0 mark against the 5-0 Pirates in college hoops action at Dale F. Halton Arena.

The Pirates will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the 49ers are 4-0 ATS. East Carolina is 0-0 against the total, while Charlotte is 0-4 versus the number.

View East Carolina vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Charlotte opened as 7-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 106-ranked 49ers and the No. 227-rated Pirates in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-78 win for the Pirates on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Charlotte has the nation's No. 161-rated offensive output, at 69.3 PPG. The visiting Pirates defense ranks No. 63 allowing on average 59.8 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 44% so far, less than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 53 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 238 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, East Carolina was a 62-53 winner on the road against Georgia State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. East Carolina got 16 points from Maurice Kemp en route to a 62-53 victory over Georgia State on Monday at GSU Sports Arena.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 67-59 winner as they battled Northeastern at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. The 49ers got 14 points from Chris Braswell as Charlotte ran past Northeastern 67-59 on Saturday at Sullivan Arena.

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Andrews are 1-2
After a win are 8-2

Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Davidson are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at 49ers trends to consider:
East Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against East Carolina
Charlotte is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing East Carolina

Next up:
East Carolina home to St. Andrews, Tuesday, December 4
Charlotte at Davidson, Wednesday, December 5