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East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights College Basketball Betting Preview

East Carolina Pirates


Central Florida Knights
Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:00 PM ET
CFE Arena

The East Carolina Pirates will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Knights in Central Florida at CFE Arena on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Central Florida sat as -2-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Florida Knights currently sport a 12-15 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-14-1 ATS. The East Carolina Pirates are 12-16 and 11-10-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Central Florida Knights produce a 10-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the East Carolina Pirates have gone 7-11 against the totals betting line.

The Knights - Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Central Florida is rated No. 290 in the current Odds Shark poll, while East Carolina is at No. 134.

How East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Central Florida's No. 147-ranked scoring average of 66.3 PPG, against a East Carolina Pirates defense rated No. 110 and allowing 64.79 PPG. The Central Florida Knights FG% has averaged 43.52% to date this season, more than the East Carolina Pirates shooters have managed so far (41.69% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marshall Guilmette scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Pirates to a win (they lost 60-49 to Connecticut at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Wednesday).

The Knights were hammered by Cincinnati on Wednesday, losing by a 83-60 final at Fifth Third Arena in college basketball betting action.

East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights Betting Odds Trends

East Carolina is 7-1-2 ATS in its last 10 games
East Carolina is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of East Carolina's last 9 games
East Carolina is 2-7-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Central Florida is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Central Florida is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Central Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Temple, Thursday, March 5th
Central Florida at South Florida, Wednesday, March 4th