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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Memphis Tigers Over East Carolina Pirates

East Carolina takes to the basketball court against Memphis on Sunday, hoping to send the Tigers to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at FedExForum.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Memphis Tigers as -16.5-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 Memphis Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Memphis Tigers are 12-5 so far on the season, and 5-8-1 ATS vs the number. The East Carolina Pirates, meanwhile, are 8-11 and 6-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 7-7 and the East Carolina Pirates go 8-6 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Memphis Tigers rated this week at No. 35 and the East Carolina Pirates sitting at No. 241.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and East Carolina is ranked No. 203 in NCAA basketball at 35.21 per game. Contrast that with Memphis's No. 5 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Memphis is the No. 213-ranked team in the country at 5.67 per game, while East Carolina rates No. 155 at 6.74 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

East Carolina got 16 points from B.J. Tyson but lost anyway, 84-69, to Tulsa on Tuesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The Tigers got a 24-point effort from Trahson Burrell, who added 24 rebounds, but Cincinnati still managed to defeat Memphis 76-72 Thursday at Fifth Third Arena.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games
  • East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Memphis is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Memphis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
  • Memphis is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing East Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Temple, Wednesday, January 27th
Memphis at Central Florida, Tuesday, January 26th