Cincinnati at East Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Cincinnati Bearcats head to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to play the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 3 point favorites. The Bearcats are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-1. The Pirates are 2-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-4-0.
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Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 4-5-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-7-1 against the spread
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
11/12/17 RB Gerrid Doaks Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
11/12/17 OL Branden Pena Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
11/12/17 DE Chance Purvis Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
11/12/17 DE Randall Anderson Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
11/12/17 LB Ray Tillman Wrist is "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
11/12/17 DB Tim Irvin Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
11/04/17 OL Messiah Rice Dismissed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 111th in the country in points scored with 209. They have run 692 plays this year for 3,560 yards, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Bearcats average 5.1 yards per play, which is 108th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 200 1st downs this season, ranking them 75th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati has run for 1,349 yards as a unit, which ranks 97th in college football. They've run 314 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Bearcats have been penalized on offense 79 times for 742 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. Hayden Moore has passed for 2,176 yards this year. He's completed 205 throws while attempting 368 passes for a completion percentage of 55.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 115. He averages 5.9 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt.
Cincinnati is 97th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 313. They have given up a total of 4,115 yards on D, which is 81st in D-1. The Bearcats are 87th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 160 throws on 256 attempts against the Cincinnati Bearcats defense this season, ranking them 29th and 13th in the nation. The Cincinnati pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,096 yards in the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 441 attempts for 2,019 yards this season, putting them in 106th place in the country against the run. The Bearcats have had 75 penalties for 711 yards on defense this year. That places them 119th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati is 74th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 90 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 70th in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 583 yards on special teams, which puts them 62nd in kick return yardage. The Bearcats average 20 yards per kick return and they are 106th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,233. The Cincinnati Bearcats have tried 17 field goals this year and made 9, which is 81st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 53%. Cincinnati Bearcats kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 20 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,154 yards on 53 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 89th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates have run for 1,068 yards as a team, which ranks 120th in college football. They've run 324 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The East Carolina Pirates have been penalized on offense 65 times for 572 yards so far this season, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. They are 96th in the nation in points scored with 238. They have run 767 plays this season for 4,068 yards, which ranks them 17th in Division 1 in total offense. East Carolina averages 5.3 yards per play, which is 93rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 224 1st downs this year, placing them 30th overall as an offensive unit. Thomas Sirk averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 132 passes on 238 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 118.8. He has thrown for 1,655 yards this season.
The East Carolina Pirates rush defense has allowed 437 attempts for 2,488 yards this year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. East Carolina has committed 75 penalties for 750 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 123rd in college football. They are 128th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 450. They have surrendered a total of 5,541 yards on D, which is 129th in the country. The Pirates are ranked 129th in yards per play allowed with 7.6. Opposing offenses have completed 200 passes on 296 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, placing them 97th and 46th in Division 1. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also given up a total of 3,053 yards through the air, which is 128th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The East Carolina Pirates have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 14, which is 33rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. East Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,075 yards on 48 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 34th in Division 1 in punting average. East Carolina is ranked 123rd in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated -6 punt return yards and average -1.2 yards per return, which is 129th in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 676 yards on special teams, ranking 37th in kick return yardage. The East Carolina Pirates average 20 yards per kick return and they are 59th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,738.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bearcats -3
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