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    The No. 1 Houston Cougars (26-2, 14-1 AAC) visit the East Carolina Pirates (14-13, 5-9 AAC) after winning 10 straight road games. The Cougars are double-digit favorites by 20 points in the contest, which begins at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The matchup’s over/under is 135.5.

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    How do I watch Cougars vs. Pirates?

    • Game Day: Saturday, February 25, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Greenville, North Carolina
    • Arena: Minges Coliseum

    Betting Lines for Cougars vs. Pirates

    Houston vs East Carolina Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Houston -20 135.5

    Houston Betting Stats & Information

    • Houston has a 21-2 record in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 91.3% of those games).
    • The Cougars have not played a game with moneyline odds of -6600 or shorter.
    • The Cougars’ ATS record is 17-11-0 this season.
    • Houston’s average point total in matchups this season is 132, 3.5 points less than the total in this game.

    East Carolina Betting Stats & Info

    • East Carolina has been underdogs in 16 games this season and won six (37.5%) of those contests.
    • The Pirates have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +1650 odds on them winning this game.
    • The Pirates are 15-10-2 ATS this season.
    • The average point total for East Carolina this year is 4.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Houston vs. East Carolina Season Stat Comparison

    Houston Rank Houston AVG East Carolina AVG East Carolina Rank
    77th 76.1 Points Scored 69.5 233rd
    1st 55.9 Points Allowed 70.4 195th
    15th 36.1 Rebounds 33.6 82nd
    6th 11.7 Off. Rebounds 10.5 31st
    120th 7.9 3pt Made 7.7 143rd
    51st 15.1 Assists 13.4 156th
    8th 9.3 Turnovers 13.1 284th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Houston Cougars Leaders

    • Marcus Sasser leads the Cougars in scoring, tallying 16.9 points per game to go with 2.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
    • Houston’s leading rebounder is J’wan Roberts averaging 7.2 boards per game and its best passer is Jamal Shead and his 5.6 assists per game.
    • Sasser leads the Cougars in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    East Carolina Pirates Leaders

    • RJ Felton puts up 13.6 points per game and is the top scorer for the Pirates.
    • The East Carolina leaders in rebounding and assists are Brandon Johnson with 8.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 12.7 points and 1.9 assists per game) and Jaden Walker with 2.7 assists per game (he also tacks on 6.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game).
    • Felton is dependable from distance and leads the Pirates with 1.9 made threes per game.

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