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College Basketball Betting - East Carolina Pirates Houston Cougars Odds

The Houston Cougars hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the point spread at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum against the East Carolina Pirates.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the East Carolina Pirates betting line as 8-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Houston Cougars vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Houston Cougars have watched them go 13-4 and 6-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the East Carolina Pirates are at 9-8 and 4-6 ATS. In totals betting, the East Carolina Pirates are 4-6, while the Houston Cougars have a 3-9 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 311-rated East Carolina Pirates and the No. 158-ranked Houston Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits East Carolina's No. 258-ranked offense, averaging 63 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 20 at 62.76 PPG. The Pirates field goal percentage has averaged 40.77% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.88% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars endured a 67-58 loss at the hands of the Bearcats on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Rob Gray Jr. at Hofheinz Pavilion.

East Carolina suffered a 81-62 loss against Temple on Saturday, getting 9 points from Kentrell Barkley in a losing effort at Liacouras Center.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • East Carolina is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • East Carolina is 3-10-2 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Houston
  • East Carolina is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Central Florida, Saturday, January 14th
East Carolina at Cincinnati, Sunday, January 15th