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East Carolina Pirates vs. Florida Gators 12/14/23 NCAAB Betting Picks

East Carolina Pirates vs. Florida Gators 12/14/23 – As the NCAA basketball season kicks into full gear, two highly anticipated matchups await fans – East Carolina Pirates versus Florida Gators on Thursday will provide fans with an exciting spectacle, both teams having made strong starts this year; Pirates currently stand at 6-4 while Gators trail slightly at 6-3. It promises an evening filled with talent and strategy; broadcast on SECN for maximum excitement for spectators as well as those interested in NCAAB betting picks and odds alike!

East Carolina Pirates vs. Florida Gators 12/14/23

When:Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET
Where:RP Funding Center
East Carolina Pirates vs. Florida Gators 12/14/23
+15.5 -110
o156 -110
-15.5 -110
u156 -110
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RJ Felton (Guard) vs. Walter Clayton Jr. (Guard)

RJ Felton has been stellar for the Pirates this season, averaging 16.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. The senior guard initiates offense and is unafraid to takeover games with his scoring. His efficiency could stand to improve, however, as he’s only making 34.8% of this threes.

Walter Clayton Jr. leads the Gators offense, putting up 15.9 points and 4 assists per contest. The sophomore is an exceptional shooter, knocking down 45.8% of his field goals and 35.8% from deep. His playmaking abilities open up opportunities for teammates as well. Clayton must cut down on his 2.8 turnovers per game moving forward.

Both electric guards dictate the flow of the game on offense. Expect some fireworks when they match up, with Felton’s aggressive scoring attack against Clayton’s balanced distribution and shooting. Whoever gets the upper hand could lead their team to victory.

Pirates’ Performance Analysis: Charting the Course

The Pirates have had an outstanding team performance this season. Averaging 75 points per game with a 44.3% field goal percentage and 31.8% 3-point shooting, their offense has been consistent while on defense they average 7.7 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while also recording 10.7 turnovers each game – something the Gators may take advantage of against them.

Gators’ Game Plan: Unleashing the Swamp

Florida Gators have been dominant this season, averaging 83.7 points per game with an improved field goal percentage of 45.8%. Their strength lies in rebounding (43.8 per game) which could present the Pirates with significant difficulties; however, their higher turnover rate (13.2 per game) could become an opportunity.

NCAAB Betting Odds: Florida Gators -1924, Over/Under: 156

The betting odds favor the Florida Gators significantly, reflecting their stronger overall season performance. However, the high moneyline for the Gators and the spread of 15.5 points suggest that bettors see them as the clear favorites. The over/under set at 156 points indicates expectations of a high-scoring game.


East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends

East Carolina are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina’s last 6 games.
East Carolina are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
East Carolina are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of East Carolina’s last 6 games played in December.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of East Carolina’s last 15 games played on a Thursday.

East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends

Florida are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Florida’s last 20 games.
Florida are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Florida are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida’s last 7 games played in December.
Florida are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games played on a Thursday.

East Carolina Pirates vs. Florida Gators Betting Picks

Considering the trends and performances, the Florida Gators seem to be the safer pick, especially playing at home. However, the wide spread suggests there might be value in backing the Pirates to cover, particularly given the Gators’ recent ATS record. Prop bets focusing on individual performances, such as RJ Felton’s points or Walter Clayton Jr.’s assists, could be intriguing. The over/under is a tough call but leaning towards the OVER might be advisable, given both teams’ scoring abilities.

While the Gators are likely to win, the Pirates have the potential to keep the game closer than the spread suggests. Nonetheless, the top online sportsbook bet would be on the Gators to secure a comfortable victory at home.

Score Prediction: Florida 82, East Carolina 68