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East Carolina Pirates host Old Dominion Monarchs in college basketball action

Old Dominion MonarchsEast Carolina Pirates
6-9January 11, 2014, 07:00 | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum11-4

East Carolina will look to improve on its 11-4 record on Saturday when they host Old Dominion in NCAA basketball odds action at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Supporters of the Monarchs have watched them go 6-9 and 7-5 ATS on the year, while the Pirates are at 11-4 and 3-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Pirates are 4-3, while the Monarchs have a 4-7 mark.

View Old Dominion Monarchs vs East Carolina Pirates Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Old Dominion before tip-off in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 68 and the Monarchs at No. 208 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Old Dominion, they were a 71-66 winner as they battled George Mason at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Monarchs grabbed a 71-66 win over the Patriots on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Aaron Bacote at Ted Constant Center.

In their last action, East Carolina was a 79-71 winner on the road against Campbell. Akeem Richmond went off for 37 points and added 5 rebounds for good measure, leading East Carolina to a 79-71 win over Campbell on Thursday at Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature East Carolina's No. 72-rated squad against Old Dominion's No. 85-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, East Carolina rates No. 12 in the country with 8.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 224 nationally with 4.87 per match.

A few Monarchs at Pirates trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Old Dominion is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Old Dominion is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Old Dominion is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
East Carolina is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
East Carolina is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
East Carolina is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Old Dominion
East Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Old Dominion

Next up:
Old Dominion at Florida International, Thursday, January 16th
East Carolina at Florida Atlantic, Thursday, January 16th