East Carolina at Cincinnati Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 11/10/2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
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On Thursday night, the East Carolina Pirates (6-2) will visit the Cincinnati Bearcats (5-3) in a game that will feature two of the best passing attacks in the country. The Pirates and the Bearcats are currently tied in second place in the American standings.
Two weeks ago, East Carolina had their five-game winning streak snapped when they were upset 2010 by Temple on the road. They did outgain Temple 428-135 in the game, but they also turned the ball over five times.
The Pirates are third in the nation in passing with 361.3 passing yards per game, and they are averaging 35.9 points per game so far this season. Quarterback Shane Carden has completed 63.9 percent of his passes this season for 2,791 yards, 18 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Running back Breon Allen has 605 yards for six touchdowns and has averaged seven yards per carry.
Cincinnati won their third straight game two weeks ago when they blew out Tulane 38-14 on the road. In that game, they had 479 total yards of offense, including 265 yards on the ground.
The Bearcats have played well on the offensive side of the ball this season, but their defense is giving up 29.8 points per game. Quarterback Gunner Kiel has been their best player by throwing for 2,049 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven picks. Wide receiver Shaq Washington has caught 43 passes this year for 468 yards and three scores.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
East Carolina Pirates are 4-4-0 Against the Spread
East Carolina Pirates are 3-5-0 against the Over/Under
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
Cincinnati Bearcats are 4-4-0 Against the Spread
Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
East Carolina Pirates
11/09/14 DE Demage Bailey Knee "?" Thursday vs. Cincinnati U
11/09/14 WR Trevon Brown Knee "?" Thursday vs. Cincinnati U
10/20/14 OL Christian Matau Knee out indefinitely
10/20/14 WR DaQuan Barnes Back out indefinitely
10/20/14 TE Darren Dowdell Leg out indefinitely
10/20/14 LB Kirk Donaldson Knee out indefinitely
09/09/14 LB Devaris Brunson Knee out for season
10/31/14 DB Adrian Witty Groin out for season
10/28/14 LB Marcus Tappan Suspension out indefinitely
10/22/14 2nd QB Jarred Evans Suspension out indefinitely
10/14/14 RB Ralph Abernathy IV Heel out for season
10/07/14 RB Hosey Williams Knee out indefinitely
10/04/14 OL Cory Keebler Knee out indefinitely
10/04/14 RB Tion Green Hernia out for season
10/02/14 LB Solomon Tentman Personal has left team
09/18/14 CB Alex Thomas Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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