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East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs College Basketball Betting Preview

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Southern Methodist Mustangs try to run the East Carolina Pirates off the court at Moody Coliseum-Dallas in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Southern Methodist Mustangs as -19-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 18-4 and 12-4-1 ATS Southern Methodist Mustangs will face the 10-12 East Carolina Pirates, who own a 8-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 8-9 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the East Carolina Pirates are 7-8.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 5 (Southern Methodist) and the No. 273 (East Carolina) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and East Carolina is ranked No. 34 in NCAA basketball at 39 per game. Contrast that with Southern Methodist's No. 25 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Methodist is the No. 97-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while East Carolina rates No. 247 at 5.36 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates got 13 points from Jeremy Sheppard, but it was Memphis that prevailed in a 57-50 final on Saturday at FedExForum.

Southern Methodist earned a 65-60 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Malik Milton at CFE Arena.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • East Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games
  • East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Tulane, Saturday, February 4th
Southern Methodist at Tulsa, Saturday, February 4th