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East Carolina Pirates vs Florida Prediction 1/2/2024

The East Carolina Pirates (7-6) travel to face off against the Florida Atlantic Owls (10-3) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at FAU Arena in Boca Raton and televised on ESPN2. Both East Carolina and Florida Atlantic will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

East Carolina Pirates vs Florida Atlantic Owls

The East Carolina Pirates Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

East Carolina has a 7-6 record after 13 games. So far this season, they have gone 0-2 on the road and 6-4 at home. East Carolina currently sits below .500 in terms of their ATS record, currently standing at 5-7. In their ten most recent games this season, East Carolina has gone 2-3 against the spread.

In 13 games, East Carolina comes in with an over/under mark of 6-6-0, with their games averaging 143.5 points per game. The Pirates have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 139 points per game.

The Florida Atlantic Owls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After 13 games, Florida Atlantic has a record of 10-3. The Owls have a 4-2 record when playing away and are 5-1 at home. As Florida Atlantic enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 8-4. In their last ten games, Florida Atlantic has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 13 games, Florida Atlantic comes in with an over/under mark of 6-6-0, with their games averaging 150.6 points per game. The Owls have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

East Carolina Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the East Carolina offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against East Tennessee State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 34.9%, and they made 5 threes. Brandon Johnson led the scoring for the Pirates, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Russell Felton Jr. chipped in with 17 points.

Russell Felton Jr. (G) 16.8 6.9 1.1
Ezra Ausar (F) 13.8 5.3 1.1
Brandon Johnson (F) 14.6 9.2 1.7

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Florida Atlantic offense ended with 68 points against Florida Gulf Coast. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.4% and made 4 threes. Johnell Davis is leading the team in scoring at 16.3 points per contest. Vladislav Goldin has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.9 going into the game.

Johnell Davis (G) 16.3 7.0 2.2
Vladislav Goldin (C) 14.9 6.7 0.5
Alijah Martin (G) 12.5 4.9 1.1

East Carolina Team Defense

Currently, the Pirates’ defense holds the 124th rank in the nation, allowing 70.0 points per game. East Carolina’s three-point defense is currently 105th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 48.1% of their shots vs. East Carolina.

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

So far, the Owls’ defense is ranked 134th in the country at 70.5 points per contest. Against Florida Gulf Coast in their most recent game, the Florida Atlantic defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Florida Gulf Coast to hit 48% of their shots.

Pirates vs Owls Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Pirates have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 4-5-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 63 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three home games, Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Pirates have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Owls have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.

Pirates vs Owls Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Owls vs. Owls matchup, we’re leaning towards the Owls at -18. Although our projections show the Owls winning 73-70, we suggest placing your bet on the Pirates for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 145.5 and our model has the Pirates and Owls finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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