UCF Knights vs. East Carolina Pirates 3/4/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 3, 2021

The UCF Knights (9-11) are 2.5-point favorites as they look to build on a three-game win streak when they visit the East Carolina Pirates (8-8) on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Minges Coliseum. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The matchup has a point total of 134.5.

Betting Information

UCF vs East Carolina Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UCF -2.5 -110 -110 134.5 -110 -110 N/A N/A

Computer Picks

Computer picks for UCF vs East Carolina
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
East Carolina (+2.5) Over (134.5) UCF 68 East Carolina 67

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Total Facts

  • The Knights and their opponents have combined to record more than 134.5 points in 60% of their outings this year (12 of 20 opportunities).
  • In seven of 16 outings (43.8%) this season, East Carolina has combined with its opponents to score at least 134.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 134.8 points per game, 0.3 more points than the total of 134.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 137.3 points per game, 2.8 more than the point total in this game.
  • The average point total for Knights games this season is 3.1 more points than the over/under of 134.5 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Pirates games this season is 0.1 less points than the point total of 134.5 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Knights record 67.4 points per contest, just 0.3 more points than the 67.1 the Pirates allow their opponents.
  • UCF has a 6-3 record overall and an 8-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 67.1 points.
  • East Carolina has a 2-6 record against the spread and a 2-6 record overall when allowing more than 67.4 points.
  • The Pirates put up an average of 67.4 points per game, just 2.8 fewer points than the 70.2 the Knights allow.
  • East Carolina has compiled a 5-0 overall record and a 2-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 70.2 points.
  • UCF has a 4-8 record overall and an ATS record of 6-6 in games when its opponents score more than 67.4 points.
  • The Knights have a negative point differential on the season (-57 total points, -2.8 per game), while the Pirates have scored just five more points than their opponents (0.3 per game).

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UCF Betting Information

  • UCF has been good against the spread, going 11-9 on the season.
  • When favored by at least 2.5 points, the Knights have fared well against the spread, putting up a 3-2 record.
  • In 11 of 20 (55%) contests this season, UCF and its opponents have hit the over.

East Carolina Betting Information

  • East Carolina has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 5-9 ATS.
  • The Pirates have fared well as a 2.5-point underdog, going 3-2 against the spread when they are at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • The Pirates and their opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this season — 5 of 14 (35.7%).

Head to Head

UCF vs East Carolina (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/27/2021 UCF -5.5 132 -253 +205 Regular Season 71-64 UCF
3/8/2020 UCF -8.5 137.5 -427 +319 Regular Season 94-62 UCF
2/6/2020 UCF -3.5 135 -179 +145 Regular Season 68-64 UCF
1/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-65 UCF

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UCF Leaders

  • The Knights leader in points and assists is Darius Perry, who scores 14.7 points per game to go with 3.3 assists.
  • UCF’s best rebounder is Brandon Mahan, who averages 5.1 boards per game in addition to his 12.5 PPG average.
  • Perry makes more threes per game than any other member of the Knights, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.5 per contest.
  • The UCF steals leader is Isaiah Adams, who averages 1.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is C.J. Walker, who compiles 1.7 rejections per contest.

East Carolina Leaders

  • The Pirates’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Jayden Gardner with 18.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
  • The Pirates’ leading assist machine is Tristen Newton with a stat line of 4.1 assists, 7.4 points, and 4.1 rebounds per game.
  • Tremont Robinson-White contributes the bulk of the Pirates’ three-point shooting production. He makes 1.5 threes per game to lead the team.
  • The Pirates’ leader in steals is Newton with 1.3 per game, and Ludgy Debaut is their leader in blocks with 1.0 per game.
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