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East Carolina Pirates battle vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners highlights college basketball odds menu

Texas-San Antonio RoadrunnersEast Carolina Pirates
7-14February 08, 2014, 05:00 | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum12-11

A key college battle sees the visiting Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners travelling to East Carolina Saturday to take on the Pirates.

Supporters of the Roadrunners have watched them go 7-14 and 5-8 ATS on the year, while the Pirates are at 12-11 and 4-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Pirates are 6-9, while the Roadrunners have a 8-4 mark.

View Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs East Carolina Pirates Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 10.5-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 - Roadrunners odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. East Carolina is rated No. 209 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas-San Antonio is at No. 321.

In their last action, Texas-San Antonio was a 69-61 loser on the road against Old Dominion. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Texas-San Antonio got 12 points from Edrico McGregor but lost anyway, 69-61, to Old Dominion on Thursday at Ted Constant Center.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 58-47 loser as they battled Texas El Paso at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. East Carolina suffered a 58-47 loss against Texas El Paso on Thursday, getting 20 points from Akeem Richmond in a losing effort at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 53-rated offensive output, at 76.35 PPG. The visiting Roadrunners defense ranks No. 248 allowing on average 78.62 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Roadrunners marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.68% per game.

A few Roadrunners at Pirates trends to consider:
Texas-San Antonio is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas-San Antonio's last 9 games
Texas-San Antonio is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
East Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
East Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Texas-San Antonio home to Florida International, Thursday, February 13th
East Carolina at Tulsa, Thursday, February 13th