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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Houston Cougars in Battle with East Carolina Pirates

East Carolina looks to cover the Pirates-Cougars pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 10-11 mark when they host Houston in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the East Carolina Pirates in this one found them listed as 4-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Cougars was expected to move the line.

Houston Cougars vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates sport a record of 10-11 and 8-7-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Houston Cougars have 14-6 and 8-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-7 for the East Carolina Pirates and 8-7 for the Houston Cougars.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 87-rated Houston Cougars taking on the No. 248-rated East Carolina Pirates in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Houston Cougars rank No. 44 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.6 per game. That compares with East Carolina’s No. 205 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where East Carolina is college basketball's No. 151-ranked team at 6.76 per game, while the Houston Cougars rate No. 152 with 6.75 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars grabbed a 81-66 win over the Golden Hurricane on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Galen Robinson Jr. at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Prince Williams scored 18 points leading the Pirates to a 64-61 victory over Temple at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • East Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games
  • East Carolina is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Southern Methodist, Monday, February 1st
East Carolina at Connecticut, Sunday, February 7th