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East Carolina Pirates Face the Southern Methodist Mustangs: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Southern Methodist Mustangs will be trying to slam the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday when the teams tip off at Moody Coliseum in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The East Carolina Pirates opened as 19.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the East Carolina Pirates have watched them go 10-16 and 10-9-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs are at 21-4 and 9-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 11-10, while the East Carolina Pirates have a 12-8-1 mark.

This game puts the Southern Methodist Mustangs, most recently No. 45 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the East Carolina Pirates, who rate No. 300 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist's No. 50 nationally ranked offense (78.72 points per game) against a East Carolina Pirates defense that sits as the No. 168 at 72.92 PPG. The Southern Methodist Mustangs have been averaging 49.86% from the field, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

East Carolina got 13 points from Caleb White but lost anyway, 69-52, to South Florida on Tuesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Nic Moore scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Mustangs to a win (they lost 68-62 to Connecticut at XL Center on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina's last 9 games
  • East Carolina is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Southern Methodist is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina at Tulane, Wednesday, February 24th
Southern Methodist at Memphis, Thursday, February 25th