Houston vs East Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 AAC Tournament (Houston's Dominance Continues)

Houston vs East Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 AAC Tournament (Houston's Dominance Continues)


Houston vs East Carolina Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball AAC Tournament Game
  • No. 1 Houston (29-2, 17-1 AAC) vs. East Carolina (16-16, 6-12 AAC)
  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Dickies Arena -- Fort Worth, Texas
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The Houston Cougars are the No. 1 seed in the AAC Tournament and come in with aspirations to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. East Carolina will be the ultimate Cinderella trying to ruin that.

Houston vs East Carolina Odds & Spread

Not surprisingly, Houston enters this game as massive favorites on the moneyline and spread at FanDuel Sportsbook. This game also features a total of 133.5 points for bettors to consider.

Houston vs East Carolina Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Houston is 17-14-0 this year.
  • Against the spread as 21.5-point favorites or more, the Cougars are 7-3.
  • Out of 31 Houston's games so far this year, 15 have gone over the total.
  • East Carolina's record against the spread is 19-13-0.
  • The Pirates have covered every time (1-0) as a 21.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • This year, 16 of East Carolina's 32 games have gone over the point total.
Houston Rank Houston AVG East Carolina AVG East Carolina Rank
78th 76.0 Points Scored 69.5 233rd
2nd 56.5 Points Allowed 70.8 200th
16th 35.8 Rebounds 33.3 87th
6th 11.6 Off. Rebounds 10.4 35th
105th 8.0 3pt Made 7.7 140th
51st 15.0 Assists 13.2 164th
10th 9.4 Turnovers 12.8 270th

Houston vs East Carolina Prediction & Pick

Houston has been the definition of dominant this season, losing just two games so far. The Cougars come into this matchup on an 11-game winning streak.

East Carolina, on the other hand, has lost three of its last five games. These two teams last played in late February and Houston came away with a 19-point victory.

Considering Houston's determination and Kelvin Sampson (a fantastic March coach) at the helm, I expect this one to end with a similar result.

Prediction: Houston 81 | East Carolina 57

Houston vs East Carolina Best Bet

We could bet the spread, but at such a big number, that presents some risk for just a -120 payout. Let's take a little risk here and lean on that spread and our projection for a bigger payout and take a Houston winning margin bet. They say "Vegas always knows," so let's give ourselves a few points on each side of that line and take the 5-to-1 payout.

Bet: Winning Margin –– Houston by 21-25 Points (+500)

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