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East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane College Basketball Betting Preview

Tulsa looks to cover the Golden Hurricane-Pirates pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 7-5 mark when they host East Carolina in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The East Carolina Pirates were listed as 13.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane currently sport a 7-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-4 ATS. The East Carolina Pirates are 6-5 and 1-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tulsa Golden Hurricane produce a 7-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the East Carolina Pirates have gone 2-2 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 191-rated Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the No. 264-ranked East Carolina Pirates, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tulsa has the nation's No. 128-rated offensive output, at 75.92 PPG. The visiting East Carolina Pirates defense ranks No. 113 allowing on average 69.73 PPG. The Golden Hurricane FG% has averaged 46.26% so far, more than the Tulsa Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.75% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

East Carolina earned a 76-68 victory over Grambling State on Thursday, getting 20 points from B.J. Tyson at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Tulsa got 18 points from Junior Etou but lost anyway, 71-59, to Oklahoma State on Tuesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • East Carolina is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
  • Tulsa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Tulsa is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing East Carolina
  • Tulsa is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing East Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Central Florida, Sunday, December 31st
Tulsa at Tulane, Sunday, December 31st