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East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights Betting Matchup Report

Central Florida KnightsEast Carolina Pirates
Jan 7, 5:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Central Florida Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Knights travelling to East Carolina Saturday to take on the Pirates on Saturday.

The Pirates sit at 9-5 (4-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Knights are currently 11-3 (4-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? East Carolina is 2-4 OU, and Central Florida is 1-8 OU.

View Central Florida vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Pirates as 1-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Pirates and the No. 151-rated Knights in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-71 win for the Pirates on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 89-rated offensive output, at 73.6 PPG. The visiting Knights defense ranks No. 45 allowing on average 60.4 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.

Defensively, Central Florida features the nation's No. 54-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Central Florida was a 60-53 winner at home against Tulane. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites. Marcus Jordan scored 19 points leading the Knights to a 60-53 victory over Tulane at UCF Arena on Wednesday.

East Carolina lost its last outing, a 78-76 result against Southern Miss on January 4. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. East Carolina got 23 points from Darrius Morrow but lost anyway, 78-76, to Southern Miss on Wednesday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Tulane are 4-3
After a win are 7-3

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Tulsa are 1-7
After playing Southern Miss are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Knights at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games on the road
Central Florida is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Central Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games when playing Central Florida

Next up:
Central Florida home to Houston, Wednesday, January 11
East Carolina home to Tulsa, Saturday, January 14