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Tar Heels set to play host to the Pirates

The No. 12 North Carolina Tar Heels won but didn't cover when they last faced the East Carolina Pirates two years ago as those schools hit the hardwood together for a second time on Sunday.

North Carolina topped East Carolina 93-87 but didn't manage to cover the 16.5-point spread at the online sportsbooks when the schools last met back in December 2012 in an OVER result for totals bettors.

East Carolina Pirates vs North Carolina Tar Heels Opening Odds and Betting Line

The North Carolina Tar Heels were listed as -24-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 North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates will look to cover the spread vs the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday, as the Pirates are 1-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tar Heels are 4-3 ATS. East Carolina is 0-1 against the total, while North Carolina is 3-3 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 245-rated East Carolina Pirates in this matchup.

How East Carolina Pirates vs North Carolina Tar Heels Stats Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina's No. 5-rated squad against East Carolina's No. 156-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina rates No. 215 in the country with 4.86 per game, while their foes tonight, the East Carolina Pirates rank No. 190 nationally with 5.38 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates got 18 points from Caleb White, but it was Florida Atlantic that prevailed in a 72-63 final on Wednesday at FAU Arena.

The Tar Heels endured a 60-55 loss at the hands of the Hawkeyes on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Kennedy Meeks at Dean Smith Center.

East Carolina Pirates vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Odds Trends

East Carolina is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
East Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
North Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
North Carolina is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
North Carolina is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to James Madison, Saturday, December 13th
North Carolina at Kentucky, Saturday, December 13th