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NCAA hoops odds preview - East Carolina vs. Southern Miss

East Carolina PiratesSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
March 2, 8:00 PM | Reed Green Coliseum

East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds

16-10TEAM RECORD21-7

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Southern Miss and East Carolina on Saturday, with the host Golden Eagles trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Golden Eagles are 21-7 so far on the season, and 12-12-1 ATS vs. the number. The Pirates, meanwhile, are 16-10 and 11-6-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Miss go 10-11 and the Pirates go 12-4 on the totals.

View East Carolina vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Eagles, most recently No. 16 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate No. 65 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-76 victory for the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Miss's No. 138-rated squad against East Carolina's No. 72-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Miss rates No. 123 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 43 nationally with 7.7 per match.

Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 285-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.

East Carolina won its last outing, a 72-69 result against Southern Methodist on February 23. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Akeem Richmond went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds, leading East Carolina over Southern Methodist, 72-69, on Saturday at Moody Coliseum.

Southern Miss lost its last outing, an 89-73 result against Memphis on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Dwayne Davis went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Memphis handed Southern Miss an 89-73 defeat at FedExForum.

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tulane are 4-6
After playing Southern Methodist are 3-4
After a win are 2-8

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Marshall are 9-1
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pirates at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Southern Miss
East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Miss
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against East Carolina
Southern Miss is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Southern Miss is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
East Carolina home to Tulane, Wednesday, March 6
Southern Miss at Marshall, Tuesday, March 5