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American Athletic Conference Tournament - East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs NCAA College Basketball Betting

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Southern Methodist Mustangs as -17-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 Southern Methodist Mustangs are 27-4 so far on the season, and 20-5-1 ATS vs the number. The East Carolina Pirates, meanwhile, are 15-17 and 14-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Methodist go 14-12 and the East Carolina Pirates go 13-12 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 3 (Southern Methodist) and the No. 244 (East Carolina) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Methodist has the nation's No. 121-rated offensive output, at 74.58 PPG. The visiting East Carolina Pirates defense ranks No. 27 allowing on average 64.59 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 46.97% so far, more than the Southern Methodist Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.79% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kentrell Barkley scored 26 points and helped out with 26 rebounds for East Carolina on Thursday, leading the Pirates to a 80-69 victory over Temple at XL Center.

The Mustangs blew out Memphis on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 103-62 win at Moody Coliseum-Dallas.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • East Carolina is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • East Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • Southern Methodist is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing East Carolina