Looking to win big? The Hawks and Pirates face off at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Pirates are hosting the game at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC. The over/under for this game is set at 145.5 points, and the Pirates are the home favorites against the Hawks in a non-conference matchup.
MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE HAWKS VS EAST CAROLINA PIRATES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks +16.5
This game will be played at Minges Coliseum at 4:00 ET on Monday, December 4th.
WHY BET THE MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE HAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Pirates.
- Even though we have East Carolina winning straight-up, we like Maryland Eastern Shore at +16.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Hawks Grab a Win on the Road?
As they head into their 7th game of the season, Maryland Eastern Shore will face East Carolina with a record of 2-4. In their last five games on the road, including those from last year, Maryland Eastern Shore has a road record of 1-4. As of today, Maryland Eastern Shore has a 1-4 record against the spread (ATS). On the road this season, Maryland Eastern Shore is 0-3 ATS, and in their last ten road games, they are 4-5-1 ATS.
So far, Maryland Eastern Shore’s games have averaged 149 points per game with the average over/under line being 136.8 points. The Hawks have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 150 points per game.
Maryland Eastern Shore offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 62 points against Liberty. In that game, they made 5/13 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 41.8%. Kelechi Okworogwo led the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 12 points. Additionally, Devon Ellis chipped in with 8 points.
Coming into today’s game, the Maryland Eastern Shore defense is giving up an average of 80.7 points per contest. Against Liberty in their most recent game, the Maryland Eastern Shore defense gave up a total of 99 points while allowing Liberty to hit 65% of their shots.
Can the Pirates Lock in a Home Win?
After defeating UNCW by a score of 74-66 in their previous game, East Carolina’s record now stands at 5-3. East Carolina has gone 0-1 on the road this season and 4-2 at home. As we assess East Carolina’s track record vs. the spread, they come into today’s matchup with a 3-4 ATS record. Examining the team’s performance in their previous five games, they hold a 2-3 record vs. the spread.
After eight games, East Carolina has an over/under record of 5-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 151 points per game so far. The Pirates’ last five games have finished with a combined 154 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
In their latest game, East Carolina offense put up 74 points against UNCW. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.2% and made 8 threes. Offensively, the Pirates have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 151st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 235th in percentage and 185th in three-pointers made.
East Carolina’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.0 points per game. Against UNCW in their most recent game, the East Carolina defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing UNCW to hit 44% of their shots.