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Conference USA Tournament - East Carolina Pirates visit Texas El Paso Miners in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

East Carolina PiratesTexas El Paso Miners
17-15March 12, 2014, 08:00 | Don Haskins Center22-9

The Texas El Paso Miners will try to cover the spread at Don Haskins Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the East Carolina Pirates in NCAA basketball action.

The Pirates will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 9-14-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Miners are 18-7 ATS. East Carolina is 8-17 against the total, while Texas El Paso is 9-16 versus the number.View East Carolina Pirates vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 175-rated East Carolina taking on the No. 111-rated Miners in this contest.

In their last action, East Carolina was a 79-76 winner at home against Texas-San Antonio. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. East Carolina got 36 points from Akeem Richmond en route to a 79-76 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Tuesday at Don Haskins Center.

Texas El Paso was a 61-51 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas-San Antonio. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Texas El Paso got 20 points from C.J. Cooper en route to a 61-51 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday at UTSA Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas El Paso's No. 164-ranked scoring average of 69.61 PPG, against a Pirates defense rated No. 158 and allowing 70.66 PPG. The Miners FG% has averaged 46.92% to date this season, more than the Pirates shooters have managed so far (44.29% per game).