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UAB favored by 11.5 against East Carolina on Saturday

East Carolina PiratesUAB Blazers
March 5, 8:00 PM | Bartow Arena

East Carolina Pirates vs UAB Blazers Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the UAB vs East Carolina battle Saturday at Bartow Arena as the Blazers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Blazers are 21-7 so far on the season, and 16-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Pirates, meanwhile, are 16-13 and 9-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UAB go 10-15-2 and the Pirates go 12-9 on the totals.

View East Carolina vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
UAB opened as 11.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blazers at No. 39 and the Pirates at No. 159 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-69 result in favor of the Blazers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UAB's No. 148-rated squad against East Carolina's No. 272-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UAB rates No. 56 in the country with 7.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 54 nationally with 7.7 per match.

Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. UAB, meanwhile, comes in at No. 166 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 68-57 winner as they battled Memphis at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. East Carolina got 28 points from Jontae Sherrod en route to a 68-57 victory over Memphis on Wednesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

UAB was a 67-66 winner in its last match on the road against Southern Miss. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. UAB earned a 67-66 victory over Southern Miss on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Jamarr Sanders at Reed Green Coliseum.

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 3-6
After a win are 4-6

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Blazers trends to consider:
East Carolina is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
East Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UAB
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
UAB is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
UAB is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against East Carolina