Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The East Carolina Pirates take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Nippert Stadium. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2 point favorites. This season the Pirates are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Bearcats have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 1-5-0 against the spread.
Gardner Minshew finished with 220 yards through the air for East Carolina last week. He completed 21 passes out of 33 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Pirates were led in rushing by James Summers, who finished with 114 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Isaiah Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 145 yards and 18 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game East Carolina got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 91 total plays for 476 yards for the game. The Pirates ran for 168 yards on 35 attempts.
Hayden Moore finished with 315 yards passing for Cincinnati last week. He went 29 for 56, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Bearcats were led on the ground by Tion Green, who finished with 15 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Devin Gray led the team in receiving with 98 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Cincinnati had 22 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 18 came from a pass. They ran 78 total plays for 317 yards for the contest. The Bearcats ran for 2 yards on 22 carries as a team.
East Carolina scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 74th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 32.3 passes on 49 attempts for a 66 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 378 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 3rd in college football. The Pirates run for an average of 137.3 yards per game on 34.3 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 105th in the nation. They also run 83.3 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 515.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 14th overall this season. The Pirates average 25.8 first downs per game which ranks them 14th in the country. They accumulate 35.5 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, which ranks 121st in the nation.
East Carolina allows 225 passing yards per game, ranking 63rd in D-1, and they allow 32.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 97th. They give up 16.2 completions on 28 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.7. The Pirates allow 195 rushing yards per game on 37.5 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 92nd in the country. East Carolina allows 420 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 82nd in terms of yards per game. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 61.8 yards per game, ranking them 94th among D-1 teams.
Cincinnati averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 105th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.2 passes per game on 40 attempts for a 57.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 273.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 32nd in Division 1. The Bearcats run for an average of 124.8 yards per game on 35.2 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 115th on the ground. They also run 75.2 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 398.3 yards per game, ranking them 77th in the country on offense. The Bearcats get an average of 21.3 first downs per game, which ranks 64th in the nation. They average 46.2 penalty yards per game via 4.3 penalties, ranking them 103rd in college football.
Cincinnati allows an average of 262.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 95th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 53rd in the nation. They give up 20.2 completions on 34.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.9 per game. The Bearcats allow 156.5 rushing yards per contest on 41.7 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 64th in the country. Cincinnati allows 418.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 80th in D-1. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 55.5 yards in each contest, ranking 71st in the nation.
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 1-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 DB Corey Seargent Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/16/16 OL D'ante Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/16/16 QB Philip Nelson Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/16/16 P Davis Plowman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/16/16 DT Demetri McGill Leg "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/06/16 DB Nhyre Quinerly Legal problems has been dismissed
09/27/16 OL Jared Huneycutt Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 LB Joe Allely Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/20/16 WR Davon Grayson Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/08/16 WR Trevon Brown Academics out for season
08/27/16 DL Darious Commissiong Legal problems out for season
10/04/16 PK Andrew Gantz Hip out for season
09/28/16 LB Bryce Jenkinson Knee out for season
08/09/16 WR Tshumbi Johnson Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina
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