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East Carolina Pirates take on Huskies in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Connecticut Huskies will look to improve on a 7-7 record on Saturday when they host the East Carolina Pirates in NCAA basketball betting odds action at XL Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The East Carolina Pirates were listed as 17.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

East Carolina Pirates vs Connecticut Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 7-7 and 5-8 ATS Connecticut Huskies will face the 7-7 East Carolina Pirates, who own a 2-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Connecticut Huskies are 8-5 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the East Carolina Pirates are 3-4.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 217-rated Connecticut Huskies and the No. 304-ranked East Carolina Pirates, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Connecticut's No. 214-ranked offense, averaging 70.71 PPG, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 100 at 69.29 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 40.3% so far, less than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.15% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

East Carolina got 16 points from Kentrell Barkley en route to a 67-65 victory over South Florida on Wednesday at Sun Dome.

Jalen Adams went off for 29 points and added 13 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Tulsa handed Connecticut a 90-88 defeat at Reynolds Center.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut
  • East Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut
  • Connecticut is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Connecticut is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 9 games
  • Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Wichita State, Thursday, January 11th
Connecticut at Central Florida, Wednesday, January 10th