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Old Dominion Monarchs battle vs East Carolina Pirates highlights college basketball odds menu

East Carolina PiratesOld Dominion Monarchs
16-14March 06, 2014, 07:00 | Ted Constant Center14-16

The Old Dominion Monarchs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the East Carolina Pirates at Ted Constant Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Pirates will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 9-12-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Monarchs are 13-14 ATS. East Carolina is 7-16 against the total, while Old Dominion is 12-15 versus the number.

View East Carolina Pirates vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 5.5-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(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Monarchs rated this week at No. 245 and the Pirates sitting at No. 155.

East Carolina was a 64-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Marshall. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Pirates endured a 64-61 loss at the hands of the Thundering Herd on Sunday, despite a 23-point effort from Caleb White at Cam Henderson Center.

Last time out for Old Dominion, they were a 74-63 loser as they battled Charlotte on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Monarchs endured a 74-63 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Sunday, despite a 17-point effort from Aaron Bacote at Dale F. Halton Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Old Dominion's No. 237-ranked scoring average of 63.47 PPG, against a Pirates defense rated No. 150 and allowing 70.57 PPG. The Monarchs FG% has averaged 42.34% to date this season, less than the Pirates shooters have managed so far (44.58% per game).

A few Pirates at Monarchs trends to consider:
East Carolina is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
East Carolina is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of East Carolina's last 9 games
East Carolina is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Old Dominion is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Old Dominion's last 6 games
Old Dominion is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Old Dominion is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home