East Carolina Pirates vs. South Florida Bulls: January 9, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The East Carolina Pirates (7-2) host the South Florida Bulls (6-5) after winning six straight home games. The Pirates are favored by just 1 point in the contest, which begins at 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 128 points.

Betting Information

East Carolina vs South Florida Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
East Carolina -1 -109 -112 128 -108 -113 -115 -106

Computer Picks

Computer picks for East Carolina vs South Florida
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
South Florida (+1) Over (128) East Carolina 67 South Florida 66

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Total Facts

  • The Pirates and their opponents have recorded more than 128 points in 44.4% of their games this season (four of nine opportunities).
  • South Florida has combined with its opponents to score at least 128 points in eight of 11 opportunities (72.7%) this season.
  • These teams average a combined 138.8 points per game, 10.8 more points than the over/under of 128 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.3 more points per game (131.3) than this matchup’s total of 128 points.
  • The Pirates average point total in matchups this year is 133.2, 5.2 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average over/under in Bulls games this season is 8.9 more points than the point total of 128 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Pirates average just 1.9 more points per game (70.3) than the Bulls allow (68.4).
  • East Carolina has a 1-0 record against the spread and a 4-0 record overall when scoring more than 68.4 points.
  • South Florida has put together a 1-3 record against the spread and a 2-3 record overall when allowing more than 70.3 points.
  • The Bulls score 5.6 more points per game (68.5) than the Pirates give up (62.9).
  • When it scores more than 62.9 points, South Florida is 2-0 against the spread and 5-2 overall.
  • East Carolina’s record is 1-1 overall and 1-1 against the spread when it allows more than 68.5 points to its opponents.
  • The Pirates have scored a total of 67 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 7.4 per game), and the Bulls have out-scored opponents by only two points on the season (0.1 more per game).

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East Carolina Betting Information

  • East Carolina has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 3-4 record.
  • The Pirates have posted an even record of 3-3 against the spread when the spread is -1 or bigger.
  • East Carolina has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 1 times in 7 contests (14.3%).

South Florida Betting Information

  • The Bulls have a 3-6 record against the spread, covering in only 33.3% of their outings.
  • When they are at least 1-point underdogs, the Bulls have not fared well, going 1-3 against the spread.
  • In the majority of Bulls games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (5 out of 9 games, 55.6%).

Head to Head

East Carolina vs South Florida (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/26/2020 South Florida -7.5 127.5 -360 +276 Regular Season 73-68 USF
1/7/2020 South Florida -4 134.5 -186 +151 Regular Season 62-59 ECU
2/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-68 USF
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-57 USF

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East Carolina Leaders

  • Jayden Gardner leads the Pirates in scoring and rebounding, tallying 17.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
  • East Carolina’s best passer is Tremont Robinson-White, who averages 4.6 assists per game to go with his 4.3 PPG scoring average.
  • J.J. Miles leads the Pirates in three-point shooting with an average of 1.9 made threes per game.
  • The East Carolina steals leader is Tristen Newton, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Ludgy Debaut, who compiles 1.0 block per contest.

South Florida Leaders

  • The Bulls’ David Collins puts up enough points (11.9 per game) and assists (3.7 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.
  • Michael Durr’s stat line of 8.3 rebounds, 8.3 points and 0.3 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the South Florida rebounding leaderboard.
  • Justin Brown leads the Bulls in three-point shooting with an average of 1.5 made threes per game.
  • South Florida’s leader in steals is Collins (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is Durr (0.8 per game).
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