SMU Mustangs vs. East Carolina Pirates: 2/8/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 8, 2021

The SMU Mustangs (10-4) visit the East Carolina Pirates (8-7) in a matchup of AAC teams at Minges Coliseum, tipping off at 5:00 PM ET on Monday, February 8, 2021. The Pirates are 6-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The over/under is set at 139 in the matchup.

Betting Information

SMU vs East Carolina Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
SMU -6 -110 -110 139 -113 -108 -275 215

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Computer picks for SMU vs East Carolina
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
East Carolina (+6) Under (139) SMU 71 East Carolina 67

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Total Facts

  • The Mustangs and their opponents have combined to record more than 139 points in 57.1% of their games this season (eight of 14 opportunities).
  • In five of 15 outings (33.3%) this year, East Carolina and its opponents have combined to score at least 139 points.
  • The Mustangs and the Pirates combine to average 3.6 more points per game than the over/under of 139 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 134.2 points per game, 4.8 less than the point total for this game.
  • The average over/under the Mustangs have had set in games this year is 2.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Pirates this year is 4.1 points lower than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Mustangs put up 74.5 points per game, 7.7 more points than the 66.8 the Pirates give up.
  • SMU has a 4-0-1 record against the spread and an 8-2 record overall when scoring more than 66.8 points.
  • When East Carolina gives up more than 74.5 points, it is 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 overall.
  • The Pirates put up an average of 68.1 points per game, just 0.7 more points than the 67.4 the Mustangs allow to opponents.
  • East Carolina is 6-1 overall and 3-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 67.4 points.
  • SMU’s record is 0-4-1 against the spread and 2-4 overall when it allows more than 68.1 points.
  • The Mustangs have scored a total of 100 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 7.1 per game), and the Pirates have out-scored opponents by 20 points on the season (1.3 more per game).

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SMU Betting Information

  • The Mustangs have struggled somewhat against the spread this season, posting a 5-7-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 6 points, the Mustangs have fared well against the spread, compiling a 3-2-1 record.
  • SMU has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 7 of 13 games for a 53.8% rate.

East Carolina Betting Information

  • East Carolina has a losing record against the spread, going 5-8 ATS (covering only 38.5% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 6-point underdogs, the Pirates have a record ATS of 2-2.
  • In the majority of Pirates games this year, the teams have not hit the over (5 out of 13 games, 38.5%).

Head to Head

SMU vs East Carolina (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/16/2020 SMU -12 139.5 -908 +589 Regular Season 70-55 SMU
1/22/2020 SMU -15 142.5 -1993 +937 Regular Season 84-64 SMU
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-68 ECU
1/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 82-54 SMU

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SMU Leaders

  • The Mustangs leader in points and assists is Kendric Davis, who puts up 17.1 points per game along with 7.6 assists.
  • Feron Hunt leads the Mustangs in rebounding, pulling down 8.3 rebounds per game while also scoring 12.1 points a contest.
  • Emmanuel Bandoumel makes more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Mustangs, knocking down shots from deep at a clip of 1.7 per contest.
  • The SMU steals leader is Davis, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Yor Anei, who compiles 2.3 rejections per contest.

East Carolina Leaders

  • Jayden Gardner has the top spot on the Pirates leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 17.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
  • Tristen Newton’s assist statline paces East Carolina; he racks up 4.3 assists per game.
  • Tremont Robinson-White is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Pirates, hitting 1.6 threes per game.
  • East Carolina’s leader in steals is Newton with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Ludgy Debaut with 1.0 per game.
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