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NCAA hoops odds preview - Appalachian State vs. East Carolina

Appalachian State MountaineersEast Carolina Pirates
Nov 20, 7:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds


The East Carolina Pirates will try to cover the spread at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Appalachian State Mountaineers in NCAA basketball action.

The Pirates currently sports a 3-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Mountaineers are 1-2 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pirates produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Appalachian State vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
East Carolina opened as 14-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 95-ranked Pirates and the No. 172-rated Mountaineers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 94-70 win for the Pirates on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mountaineers rank No. 107 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.3 per game. That compares with East Carolina’s No. 81 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where East Carolina is college basketball's No. 209-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Mountaineers rate No. 57 with 8 per game.

Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 348-rated defense on the road, allowing 101 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Appalachian State was a 101-82 loser on the road against Campbell. The Mountaineers endured a 101-82 loss at the hands of the Camels on Friday, despite an 18 -point effort from Tab Hamilton at Convocation Center.

In their last action, East Carolina was a 76-73 winner at home against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. East Carolina earned a 76-73 victory over UNC Greensboro on Friday, getting 24 points from Miguel Paul at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Virginia Tech are 1-0
After playing Campbell are 2-3
After a loss are 5-5

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing UNC Greensboro are 3-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Mountaineers at Pirates trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Appalachian State at Virginia Tech, Friday, November 23
East Carolina at Georgia State, Monday, November 26