UCF Knights vs. East Carolina Pirates: 1/27/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 27, 2021

The East Carolina Pirates (7-4) will look to stop a three-game losing streak when they visit the UCF Knights (3-6) at 7:45 PM ET on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 as 6-point underdogs. The Knights have lost five games in a row. The point total is set at 129 in the matchup.

Betting Information

UCF vs East Carolina Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UCF -6 -110 -110 129 -113 -109 -275 215

Computer Picks

Computer picks for UCF vs East Carolina
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UCF (-6) Over (129) UCF 71 East Carolina 61

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Total Facts

  • The Knights and their opponents have combined to record more than 129 points in 66.7% of their games this year (six of nine opportunities).
  • East Carolina and its opponents have combined to score at least 129 points in six of 11 outings (54.5%) this season.
  • The two teams average a combined three more points per game (132) than this matchup’s total of 129 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 134.4 points per game, 5.4 more than the point total in this game.
  • The Knights average point total in outings this year is 133.3, 4.3 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Pirates this season is 4.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Knights score just 1.1 fewer points per game (63.9) than the Pirates allow (65).
  • UCF is 2-0 against the spread and 2-1 overall when scoring more than 65 points.
  • East Carolina has a 1-5 record against the spread and a 3-3 record overall in games when it gives up more than 63.9 points.
  • The Pirates put up only 1.3 fewer points than the Knights give up (69.4).
  • In games it scores more than 69.4 points, East Carolina is 1-0 against the spread and 4-0 overall.
  • UCF’s record is 2-3 against the spread and 2-3 overall when it allows more than 68.1 points.
  • The Knights have a negative point differential on the season (-50 total points, -5.5 per game), while the Pirates have scored 34 more points than their opponents (3.1 per game).

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UCF Betting Information

  • UCF has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 3-6 record.
  • UCF and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 4 of 9 games this season (44.4%).

East Carolina Betting Information

  • The Pirates have a 3-6 record against the spread, covering in just 33.3% of their contests.
  • When they are at least 6-point underdogs, the Pirates have gone 2-2 against the spread.
  • East Carolina and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this season — 2 of 9 (22.2%).

Head to Head

UCF vs East Carolina (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/8/2020 UCF -8.5 137.5 -427 +319 Regular Season 94-62 UCF
2/6/2020 UCF -3.5 135 -179 +145 Regular Season 68-64 UCF
1/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-65 UCF

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UCF Leaders

  • Brandon Mahan leads the Knights in scoring, tallying 14.7 points per game to go with 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
  • UCF’s leading rebounder is Dre Fuller Jr. averaging 5.6 boards per game and its best passer is Darius Perry and his 2.6 assists per game.
  • Darin Green Jr.’s 2.2 made threes per game lead the Knights.
  • The UCF steals leader is Isaiah Adams, who averages 1.6 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is C.J. Walker, who compiles 1.7 rejections per contest.

East Carolina Leaders

  • Jayden Gardner records 15.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Pirates, enough to make him the top scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Tristen Newton dishes out 4.3 assists per game, the most assists on the Pirates.
  • J.J. Miles is dependable from three-point range and leads the Pirates with 1.6 made threes per game.
  • Newton (1.4 steals per game) and Ludgy Debaut (1.1 blocks per game) lead the Pirates in steals and blocks, respectively.
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