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College Basketball Matchup - Texas El Paso Miners East Carolina Pirates Odds Preview

East Carolina PiratesTexas El Paso Miners
Jan 18, 9:00 PM | Haskins Center

East Carolina Pirates vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Texas El Paso vs East Carolina battle Wednesday at Haskins Center as the Miners look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Texas El Paso battles the Pirates, currently sitting with a 9-7 mark (4-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-7 for the Miners and 4-4 for the Pirates.

View East Carolina vs Texas El Paso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pirates listed as 4.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 16-rated East Carolina taking on the No. 222-rated Miners in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-67 win for the Pirates on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pirates rank No. 50 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.2 per game. That compares with Texas El Paso’s No. 335 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas El Paso is college basketball's No. 255-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Pirates rate No. 93 with 7.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, East Carolina owns the country's No. 63-rated mark, allowing 65.2 points per game on the highway. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 294 in scoring at home.

East Carolina was a 70-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Pirates got 18 points from Darrius Morrow, but it was Tulsa that prevailed in a 70-67 final on Saturday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Texas El Paso was a 70-64 winner in its last match at home against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Miners grabbed a 70-64 win over the Mustangs on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from John Bohannon at Haskins Center.

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing Tulsa are 1-5
After a loss are 4-6

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Tulane are 5-2
After playing Southern Methodist are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Pirates at Miners trends to consider:
East Carolina is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games when playing East Carolina
Texas El Paso is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing East Carolina
Texas El Paso is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
East Carolina at Houston, Saturday, January 21
Texas El Paso at Tulane, Saturday, January 21