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East Carolina Pirates home to Minutemen in NCAAB betting action

Massachusetts MinutemenEast Carolina Pirates
Dec 6, 7:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Massachusetts Minutemen vs East Carolina Pirates Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum Tuesday as host East Carolina looks to handle the Massachusetts Minutemen in NCAAB action.

The Pirates sport records of 4-3 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Minutemen have 6-3 and 4-3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Pirates and 5-2-1 for the Minutemen.

View Massachusetts vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with East Carolina in this one will find them as 1-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Pirates and the No. 64-rated Minutemen in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-78 win for the Pirates on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Minutemen is ranked No. 15 in NCAA hoops at 41.6 per game. Contrast that with East Carolina’s No. 38 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, East Carolina is the No. 60-ranked team in the country at 7.9 per game, while Massachusetts rates No. 27 at 8.6 per game.

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.

Massachusetts lost its last outing, an 83-75 result against Miami on December 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Massachusetts suffered an 83-75 loss against Miami on Saturday, getting 22 points from Chaz Williams in a losing effort at BankUnited Center.

East Carolina was a 76-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites. East Carolina suffered a 76-64 loss against Charlotte on Saturday, getting 22 points from Miguel Paul in a losing effort at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Siena are 1-1
After playing Miami are 2-0
After a loss are 4-6

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 4-3
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Minutemen at Pirates trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
East Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Siena, Friday, December 9
East Carolina at UNC Greensboro, Friday, December 16