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East Carolina Pirates visit UAB Blazers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

East Carolina PiratesUAB Blazers
11-10February 01, 2014, 03:00 | Bartow Arena14-6

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UAB and East Carolina on Saturday, with the host Blazers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Blazers currently sports a 14-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-8 ATS. The Pirates are 11-10 and 3-10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blazers produce a 6-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pirates have gone 6-7 against the number.

View East Carolina Pirates vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UAB sat as -10-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 71-rated Blazers and the No. 110-ranked Pirates, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, East Carolina was an 84-67 loser on the road against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. East Carolina suffered an 84-67 loss against Middle Tennessee on Thursday, getting 18 points from Caleb White in a losing effort at Murphy Center.

UAB was a 75-66 winner in its last match at home against Old Dominion. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Blazers got a terrific 27-point effort from Chad Frazier as UAB defeated Old Dominion 75-66 on Thursday at Bartow Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 65 nationally ranked offense (75.85 points per game) against a Pirates defense that sits as the No. 195 at 73.19 PPG. The Blazers have been averaging 42.41% from the field, less than the Pirates have managed so far this season (45.22% on average).

A few Pirates at Blazers trends to consider:
East Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
East Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
UAB is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games
UAB is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
UAB is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina

Next up:
East Carolina home to Texas El Paso, Thursday, February 6th
UAB at Florida International, Thursday, February 6th