NCAA Matchups  >>  East Carolina Pirates vs. Rice Owls Preview 02/02/2013

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The East Carolina Pirates and the Rice Owls will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Autry Court.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 5½-point favorites versus the Owls, while the game's total is sitting at 144.
In their last action, East Carolina was a 75-68 loser at home against Memphis. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs.
In their last action, Rice was a 79-69 winner at home against Houston. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs.
East Carolina:
Team record: 12-8 SU, 7-5-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Central Florida are 1-9
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Rice:
Team record: 5-15 SU, 7-6 ATS

When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas El Paso are 3-7
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a win are 2-8


NEXT UP:
East Carolina at Central Florida, Saturday, February 9
Rice at Texas El Paso, Wednesday, February 6