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American Athletic Conference Tournament - East Carolina Pirates Home to South Florida Bulls in NCAA Basketball Betting

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between East Carolina and South Florida on Thursday, with the host Pirates trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the East Carolina Pirates in this one found them listed as -3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Bulls was expected to move the line.

South Florida Bulls vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The South Florida Bulls will look to cover the spread vs the East Carolina Pirates on Thursday, as the Bulls are 16-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pirates are 14-10-2 ATS. South Florida is 16-14 against the total, while East Carolina is 13-12-1 versus the total betting line.

The East Carolina Pirates sit at No. 289 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the South Florida Bulls sit at No. 315 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 212-rated offensive output, at 68.39 PPG. The visiting South Florida Bulls defense ranks No. 131 allowing on average 71.19 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 42.75% so far, more than the East Carolina Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jahmal McMurray scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulls to a win (they lost 84-74 to Tulsa at Reynolds Center on Saturday).

East Carolina was run off the court by the Tigers on Sunday as Memphis routed them 83-53 at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • South Florida is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • South Florida is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of South Florida's last 10 games
  • South Florida is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing East Carolina
  • East Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • East Carolina is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of East Carolina's last 6 games
  • East Carolina is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing South Florida