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Houston vs. East Carolina – College Basketball – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The No. 10 Houston Cougars (16-3, 5-0 AAC) are heavily favored (-19.5) to continue a five-game winning streak when they host the East Carolina Pirates (11-6, 2-3 AAC) at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Fertitta Center. The matchup has an over/under of 142 points.

Houston vs. East Carolina Predictions

Houston vs. East Carolina Betting Odds

Houston vs East Carolina Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Houston -19.5 142 points

Houston vs. East Carolina Last 10 Games

  • Houston has a 9-1 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread five times in those games.
  • The final score of the past 10 Houston games has surpassed the set total five times.
  • The Cougars’ past 10 games have ended with an average of 131.8 points scored. That’s 10.2 fewer points than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Cougars’ per-game scoring average during their last 10 games is 1.2 points higher than their season-long average.
  • East Carolina has a 6-4 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread eight times in those games.
  • East Carolina’s past 10 contests saw seven go over the total.
  • The last 10 Pirates games averaged 138.2 total points, 3.8 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • During their last 10 games, the Pirates have a 73 points-per-game average, 1.2 points below their season-long scoring average.

Houston vs. East Carolina Betting Trends

  • Houston has covered the spread 11 times over 18 games with a set spread.
  • The Cougars have an ATS record of 2-2 when playing as at least 19.5-point favorites.
  • This season, Houston’s games have hit the over nine times.
  • The Cougars average 73.5 points per game, only 1.7 more points than the 71.8 the Pirates allow.
  • Houston has a 9-3 record against the spread and an 11-1 record overall when scoring more than 71.8 points.
  • East Carolina is 14-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • This season, 13 of East Carolina’s games have gone over the point total out of 18 chances.
  • The Pirates score 19.4 more points per game (74.2) than the Cougars give up (54.8).
  • When it scores more than 54.8 points, East Carolina is 9-8 against the spread and 11-6 overall.

Houston vs. East Carolina Over/Under Trends

  • Houston and its opponents have combined to hit the over on Saturday’s total of 142 points six times this season.
  • In East Carolina’s 18 games this season, 11 have finished with more combined scoring than Saturday’s point total of 142.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 147.7 points per game, 5.7 points more than the total of 142 for this matchup.
  • These two teams give up a combined 126.6 points per game, 15.4 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Cougars have seen a 131.7 average over/under in their games this season, 10.3 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 2.5 points separates this matchup’s over/under (142 points) and the average total points bet in Pirates’ games (139.5 points) this season.

Houston Team Leaders

  • Fabian White Jr.: 11.2 PTS, 1.1 STL, 1.3 BLK, 46.8 FG%, 39.3 3PT% (24-for-61)
  • Kyler Edwards: 13.8 PTS, 39 FG%, 37.1 3PT% (46-for-124)
  • Josh Carlton: 11.7 PTS, 1.3 BLK, 62.6 FG%
  • Jamal Shead: 8.8 PTS, 5.3 AST, 1.7 STL, 41.7 FG%, 27.9 3PT% (12-for-43)
  • Marcus Sasser: 14.1 PTS, 1.7 STL, 43.7 FG%, 43.7 3PT% (45-for-103)

East Carolina Team Leaders

  • Tristen Newton: 17.9 PTS, 5.1 AST, 1.6 STL, 47.9 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (30-for-85)
  • Brandon Suggs: 10.1 PTS, 1.5 STL, 41.5 FG%, 27.3 3PT% (9-for-33)
  • Vance Jackson: 12.2 PTS, 41.7 FG%, 43.6 3PT% (44-for-101)
  • Brandon Johnson: 6.4 PTS, 53 FG%, 25 3PT% (3-for-12)
  • Tremont Robinson-White: 7.2 PTS, 1.7 STL, 42.1 FG%, 38.1 3PT% (16-for-42)

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