Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Huskies versus the Pirates? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 142.5 points, and the Pirates are favored to win at home vs. the Huskies.
NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES VS EAST CAROLINA PIRATES BETTING PICK
The Pick: East Carolina Pirates -8
This game will be played at Minges Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE EAST CAROLINA PIRATES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-66 in favor of the Pirates.
- Not only will East Carolina pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Will the Huskies Find a Way to Win in Greenville?
Northeastern has a 1-2 record as they approach their 4th game of the season. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Northeastern has a 1-9 record. As of now, Northeastern’s against the spread (ATS) record stands at 1-2 heading into today’s matchup. Taking into account last season as well, Northeastern has gone 4-6 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
In three games, Northeastern comes in with an over/under mark of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 138 points per game. In the Huskies’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 64 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.
Most recently, the Northeastern offense finished with just 56 points vs. Harvard. For the game, they hit 6/21 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 37%. Harold Woods led the scoring for the Huskies, contributing 12 points. Additionally, Rashad King chipped in with 9 points.
The Huskies’ defense is presently ranked 108th nationally, allowing an average of 72.3 points per contest. The Northeastern defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 80 points and allowed Harvard to connect on 10 threes.
Can the Pirates Live Up to the Hype at Home?
East Carolina will be playing their third game of the season against Northeastern. So far, they have a 1-1 record. In their last three home games, including one from last year, East Carolina has gone 1-2. As East Carolina prepares to face Northeastern, their ATS record stands at 1-1. Looking back over their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, East Carolina has gone 6-3 vs. the spread.
East Carolina’s games have, on average, featured 152 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-0-0. Their average over/under line is currently 139 points so far. In the Pirates’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 77 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
Coming off their recent game, the East Carolina offense tallied 81 points in a matchup against USC Upstate. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.5%, and they made 6 threes. Russell Felton Jr. is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 24.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Ezra Ausar brings a PPG average of 16 into the game.
Currently, the Pirates’ defense holds the 85th rank in the nation, allowing 69.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, East Carolina’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 64.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 23.8% this season.