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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Connecticut Huskies in Battle with East Carolina Pirates

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Connecticut Huskies try to run the East Carolina Pirates off the court at Gampel Pavilion in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the East Carolina Pirates in this one, their betting line was listed as 16.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

East Carolina Pirates vs Connecticut Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Connecticut Huskies sport a record of 16-6 and 10-8-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the East Carolina Pirates have 10-12 and 8-7-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-11-1 for the Connecticut Huskies and 10-7 for the East Carolina Pirates.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Connecticut Huskies rated this week at No. 40 and the East Carolina Pirates sitting at No. 257.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Connecticut has the nation's No. 134-rated offensive output, at 73.95 PPG. The visiting East Carolina Pirates defense ranks No. 137 allowing on average 71.23 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 45.95% so far, more than the Connecticut Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.27% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

East Carolina got 20 points from B.J. Tyson but lost anyway, 97-93, to Houston on Saturday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The Huskies blew out Memphis on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-57 win at FedExForum.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 2-5-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • East Carolina is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
  • East Carolina is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Connecticut is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 5 games
  • Connecticut is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Tulane, Wednesday, February 10th
Connecticut at Temple, Thursday, February 11th