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Pirates face UAB Blazers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

East Carolina PiratesUAB Blazers
March 10, 1:00 PM | Haskins Center

East Carolina Pirates vs UAB Blazers Odds

17-14TEAM RECORD22-7

The UAB Blazers will hit the floor running against the visiting East Carolina Pirates Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This is a conference playoff game in the Conference USA Tournament. The game is being played at Haskins Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Blazers are 22-7 so far on the season, and 17-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Pirates, meanwhile, are 17-14 and 10-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UAB go 10-16-2 and the Pirates go 13-10 on the totals.

View East Carolina vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blazers at No. 35 and the Pirates at No. 154 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-68 result in favor of the Blazers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UAB has the nation's No. 175-rated offensive output, at 68.9 PPG. The visiting Pirates defense ranks No. 145 allowing on average 66.8 PPG. The Blazers FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 118-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. UAB, meanwhile, comes in at No. 171 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 75-60 winner as they battled Central Florida. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog.

Last time out for UAB, they were a 66-48 winner as they battled East Carolina at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. Jamarr Sanders scored 15 points leading the Blazers to a 66-48 victory over East Carolina at Bartow Arena on Saturday.

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Central Florida are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing East Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Pirates at Blazers trends to consider:
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
UAB is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 6 games when playing East Carolina

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