Connecticut at East Carolina Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/20/2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
DowdyFicklen Stadium in Greenville
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On Thursday night, the struggling Connecticut Huskies (1-5) will take on the solid passing attack of the #18 East Carolina Pirates (5-1).
Two weeks ago, Connecticut lost their fourth game in a row when they were beaten 12-3 by Tulane on the road. The Huskies has just 217 total yards in that loss and they turned the ball over three times.
The Huskies have only rushed for 75.5 yards per game this season and they have scored just 12.8 points per game. Quarterback Chandler Whitmer has only completed 55.5 percent of his passes for 856 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Their top player has been wide receiver Geremy Davis, who has 33 catches for 431 yards and three touchdowns.
East Carolina was able to win their fourth game in a row two weeks ago when they beat South Florida 28-17 on the road. They had 481 offensive yards in that game, which included 231 yards on the ground alone. They could have won by even more had they not committed 12 penalties in the game.
Through six games, the Pirates are fourth in the nation in passing with 371.3 yards per game. Quarterback Shane Carden has thrown for 2,129 yards with 16 touchdowns and just four picks so far this season. Running back Breon Allen has averaged 8.3 yards per carry for 504 yards and four touchdowns.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
Connecticut Huskies are 0-6-0 Against the Spread
Connecticut Huskies are 1-4-0 against the Over/Under
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
East Carolina Pirates are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
East Carolina Pirates are 3-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/19/14 P Justin Wain Lower Body probable Thursday vs. East Carolina
10/07/14 DB Ellis Marder Leg out indefinitely
09/29/14 OL Dalton Gifford Leg out indefinitely
09/15/14 DL Angelo Pruitt Leg out for season
09/15/14 OL Bryan Paull Upper Body out for season
09/08/14 QB Casey Cochran Concussion out for season
East Carolina Pirates
10/20/14 OL Christian Matau Knee out indefinitely
10/20/14 DB Cody Purdie Wrist expected to miss Thursday vs. Connecticut
10/20/14 WR DaQuan Barnes Back out indefinitely
10/20/14 TE Darren Dowdell Leg out indefinitely
10/20/14 DL Demage Bailey Knee expected to miss Thursday vs. Connecticut
10/20/14 LB Kirk Donaldson Knee out indefinitely
09/09/14 LB Devaris Brunson Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina
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