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East Carolina Pirates Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Cincinnati Bearcats

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the East Carolina Pirates in this one found them listed as 15-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Bearcats was expected to move the line.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates currently sport a 9-9 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-7 ATS. The Cincinnati Bearcats are 14-2 and 8-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the East Carolina Pirates produce a 5-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cincinnati Bearcats have gone 7-7 against the totals betting line.

The Pirates - Bearcats odds would favor the Bearcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. East Carolina is rated No. 311 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 258-rated offensive output, at 62.72 PPG. The visiting Cincinnati Bearcats defense ranks No. 11 allowing on average 61.56 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 40.41% so far, less than the East Carolina Bearcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.32% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati got 18 points from Gary Clark en route to a 66-64 victory over Southern Methodist on Thursday at Fifth Third Arena.

The Pirates endured a 74-58 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Kentrell Barkley at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Cincinnati's last 24 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • East Carolina is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
  • East Carolina is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Temple, Wednesday, January 18th
East Carolina at Connecticut, Sunday, January 22nd