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East Carolina Pirates home to Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball betting action

Louisiana Tech BulldogsEast Carolina Pirates
21-5February 20, 2014, 07:00 | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum13-13

East Carolina will look to improve on its 13-13 record on Thursday when they host Louisiana Tech in NCAA basketball odds action at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Pirates are 6-12-1 ATS. Louisiana Tech is 11-7-1 on the totals; East Carolina is 6-12.

View Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs East Carolina Pirates Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bulldogs were listed as -9-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 244 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 3 in the latest survey.

East Carolina was a 53-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Texas. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Pirates endured a 53-51 loss at the hands of the Mean Green on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Caleb White at The Super Pit.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 11 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.31 per game. That compares with East Carolina’s No. 149 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where East Carolina is college basketball's No. 15-ranked team at 8.38 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 44 with 7.58 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Pirates trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games
Louisiana Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
East Carolina is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
East Carolina is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
East Carolina is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
East Carolina is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana Tech at Old Dominion, Saturday, February 22nd
East Carolina at Rice, Saturday, February 22nd