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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Houston Cougars Over East Carolina Pirates

East Carolina Pirates


Houston Cougars
Sunday, March 08, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Hofheinz Pavilion

Houston looks to cover the Cougars-Pirates pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 11-18 mark when they host East Carolina in college basketball betting action.

East Carolina Pirates vs Houston Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Houston Cougars were listed as -2-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

East Carolina Pirates vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars sit at 11-18 (12-15 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the East Carolina Pirates are currently 13-17 (12-11-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Houston is 10-15 OU, and East Carolina is 9-11 OU.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 115 (Houston) and the No. 190 (East Carolina) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How East Carolina Pirates vs Houston Cougars Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and East Carolina is ranked No. 211 in NCAA basketball at 32.03 per game. Contrast that with Houston's No. 102 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is the No. 23-ranked team in the country at 7.97 per game, while East Carolina rates No. 97 at 6.7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

East Carolina suffered a 70-56 loss against Temple on Thursday, getting 13 points from Caleb White in a losing effort at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The Cougars got 17 points from Devonta Pollard as Houston ran past Tulane 68-63 on Wednesday at Devlin Fieldhouse.