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College Basketball Matchup - East Carolina Pirates Georgia State Panthers Odds Preview

Georgia State PanthersEast Carolina Pirates
6-6December 29, 2013, 01:00 | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum10-3

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between East Carolina and Georgia State on Sunday, with the host Pirates trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Pirates are 10-3 so far on the season, and 3-3-1 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 6-6 and 2-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen East Carolina go 3-3 and the Panthers go 6-4 on the totals.

View Georgia State Panthers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Pirates sit at No. 46 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 121 on the same chart.

Georgia State won its last outing, a 99-68 result against Texas-San Antonio on December 22. They covered in that game as a 12-point favorite. Georgia State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Texas-San Antonio out of the gym and running up a 99-68 score at UTSA Convocation Center.

East Carolina was a 90-79 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Carolina State. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Akeem Richmond scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Pirates to a win (they lost 90-79 to North Carolina State at PNC Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's No. 13 nationally ranked offense (85.08 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 184 at 72.5 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 47.35% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (47.14% on average).

Next up:
Georgia State home to Troy, Thursday, January 2nd
East Carolina at Campbell, Thursday, January 2nd