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College Baseball Odds & Picks: How to Bet East Carolina & Virginia in Greenville Regional

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Greenville Regional Odds

Virginia Cavaliers
East Carolina Pirates
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Coppin State Eagles

The road to Omaha passes through Greenville, but that doesn’t make East Carolina the betting favorite to win at home. The Pirates have long suffered in June, making postseason play 32 times since 1964 and never winning a Super Regional for a spot in Omaha.

East Carolina will open play against MEAC champion Coppin State. The Pirates are projected -560 favorites over the Eagles with Josh Grosz — and the odds will be even higher if C.J. Mayhue is used in Game 1.

Regional favorite Virginia ended the season by losing four of its final five games — a series loss to Louisville and a two-and-out of the ACC Tournament against Florida State and Notre Dame.

Coastal Carolina did enough to qualify as an at-large entry thanks to a nonconference RPI rank in the top 10 and an 8-7 record against top-50 teams.

The Chanticleers are a play at +135 Friday, projecting as a short favorite with Reid VanScoter or Michael Knorr facing the Cavaliers’ Brian Gursky or Nate Savino.

With East Carolina and Coastal Carolina expected to meet in the winners’ bracket, this region is primed to see an upset. In a head-to-head matchup, Chants ace VanScoter would be a -130 favorite against Pirates ace Mayhue.

That alone is enough to give plenty of value to a Coastal Carolina number that should be lined at +160.

Pick:  Coastal Carolina +275

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