Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Pirates versus the 49ers? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC. The over/under for this game is set at 130 points, and Charlotte is favored by -7 vs. East Carolina in a American Athletic conference matchup.

EAST CAROLINA PIRATES VS CHARLOTTE 49ERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: East Carolina Pirates +7

This game will be played at Halton Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE EAST CAROLINA PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the 49ers.
  • Even though we have Charlotte winning straight-up, we like East Carolina at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 130 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Pirates Offense Score Enough in Charlotte?

East Carolina enters today's game against Charlotte as a 7-point underdog. The Pirates have gone 3-7 on the road this season, compared to 7-7 at home.

Overall, East Carolina is 11-11, including a 3-5 mark in American Athletic Conference play. They are coming off a 71-60 loss to South Florida.

East Carolina's ATS record for the season is 9-10-1, and they are 4-2 vs. the spread on the road this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Pirates have gone 6-4 ATS. In their last 3 road games, East Carolina is 2-1 vs. the spread.

East Carolina's over/under record this season is 7-13 and the average scoring total in their games is 137.2 points. Today's over/under line of 130 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (142.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3.

Coming off their recent game, the East Carolina offense tallied 60 points in a matchup against South Florida. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.3%, and they made 5 threes. Russell Felton Jr. is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 16. Meanwhile, Ezra Ausar also brings a PPG average of 13.3 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the East Carolina defense is giving up an average of 68.1 points per contest. East Carolina's three-point defense is currently 129th in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.8% of their shots vs. East Carolina.

Taking a Look at the 49ers Chances at Home

Charlotte has been dominant at home this season, going 8-1 with an average scoring margin of +9.9 points per game. They have won their last five games at home and are 9-1 in their last 10 games at home. Overall, the 49ers have won seven straight games and have a record of 13-7.

As the favorite, Charlotte is 9-2 this season and has been favored in 11 of their 20 games. They have gone 7-1 in American Athletic Conference games compared to 6-6 in non-conference games. In their last game, the 49ers beat Tulane 75-71.

Charlotte has been outstanding against the spread this season, going 12-6-1. They have been even better vs. the spread at home, where they are 8-1 this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the 49ers have gone 7-2-1 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 130 is slightly lower than the average over/under line in Charlotte's games this season (134.6). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Charlotte offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Tulane. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.6%, and they made 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Lu'Cye Patterson, who is averaging 14.2 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Igor Milicic Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 13.1 heading into game.

So far this season, the Charlotte defense has been performing well, ranking 29th in the country at 64.7 points allowed per contest. Charlotte's three-point defense is currently 52nd in the country at 5.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. Charlotte.