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East Carolina Pirates Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Houston Cougars

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Houston and East Carolina on Sunday, with the host Cougars trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Houston Cougars as -14.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

East Carolina Pirates vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars bring a 21-9 record (11-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-16 Pirates, who are 13-10 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Houston go 13-12 so far and the East Carolina Pirates go 12-11.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 92-ranked Houston Cougars and the No. 210-rated East Carolina Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the nation's No. 126-rated offensive output, at 74.3 PPG. The visiting East Carolina Pirates defense ranks No. 22 allowing on average 64.17 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Houston Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.66% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Caleb White scored 28 points leading the Pirates to a 66-62 victory over Connecticut at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Wednesday.

The Cougars endured a 65-47 loss at the hands of the Bearcats on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Rob Gray Jr. at Fifth Third Arena.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • East Carolina is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • East Carolina is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home