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East Carolina UAB Betting Preview

UAB BlazersEast Carolina Pirates
Feb 25, 5:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

UAB Blazers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

12-14TEAM RECORD12-14

College hoops betting interest focuses on the East Carolina vs UAB battle Saturday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum as the Pirates look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Pirates are 12-14 so far on the season, and 7-11 ATS vs. the number. The Blazers, meanwhile, are 12-14 and 12-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen East Carolina go 8-10 and the Blazers go 6-18 on the totals.

View UAB vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blazers listed as 1.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 78-rated Pirates and the No. 126-ranked Blazers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-63 result in favor of the Pirates.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits East Carolina's No. 150-ranked offense, averaging 69.2 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 39 at 61 PPG. The Pirates field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.2 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.

UAB was an 81-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tulane. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Tulane was victimized for 25 points and 11 rebounds by Cameron Moore as the Blazers bested the Green Wave 81-73 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 70-47 loser as they battled Memphis on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. East Carolina was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Memphis and falling by a 70-47 score at FedExForum.

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tulsa are 7-3
After playing Tulane are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Marshall are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

A few Blazers at Pirates trends to consider:
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of UAB's last 13 games on the road
UAB is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games
East Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
East Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
East Carolina is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing UAB

Next up:
UAB home to Tulsa, Wednesday, February 29
East Carolina home to Marshall, Wednesday, February 29