East Carolina at Connecticut College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
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The Connecticut Huskies host the East Carolina Pirates at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has East Carolina as 23 point favorites. The Huskies have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 2-6-0 against the spread. The Pirates have an ATS record of 2-6-0 while their over/under record is 5-3-0.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-6-0 against the spread
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-6-0 against the spread
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
10/29/17 OL Branden Pena Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/29/17 DE Chance Purvis Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/29/17 DB Corey Seargent Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/29/17 OL D'Ante Smith Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/29/17 WR Deondre Farrier Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/29/17 DE Randall Anderson Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/29/17 LB Ray Tillman Wrist is "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/17/17 DE Kiante Anderson Knee out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
10/29/17 DL Connor Freeborn Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
10/29/17 DB Tahj Herring-Wilson Leg is "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
10/25/17 RB Arkeel Newsome Sternum is out indefinitely
10/25/17 DB John Robinson IV Suspension 2-game suspension
10/12/17 DB Brice McAllister Hand out indefinitely
10/01/17 DB Ian Swenson Shoulder out for season
09/27/17 LS Nick Zecchino Undisclosed out for season
09/27/17 OL Ryan Crozier ACL out for season
08/27/17 LB E. J. Levenberry Knee out indefinitely
08/16/17 DL Philippe Okounam Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The East Carolina Pirates have run for 871 yards as a team, which ranks 121st in college football. They've run 268 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 56 times for 501 yards so far this season, which has them 36th in the country in penalties. They are 102nd in the nation in points scored with 187. They have run 584 plays this season for 3,175 yards, which ranks them 24th in Division 1 in total offense. The Pirates average 5.4 yards per play, which is 78th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 167 1st downs this year, placing them 65th overall as an offensive unit. Thomas Sirk averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 130 passes on 231 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 122.2. He has thrown for 1,650 yards this season.
The Pirates rush defense has allowed 359 attempts for 2,021 yards this year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. East Carolina has committed 63 penalties for 646 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 126th in college football. They are 128th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 367. They have surrendered a total of 4,623 yards on D, which is 128th in the country. The Pirates are ranked 128th in yards per play allowed with 7.5. Opposing offenses have completed 173 passes on 254 attempts against the East Carolina Pirates defense this season, placing them 113th and 71st in Division 1. The East Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 2,602 yards through the air, which is 128th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The East Carolina Pirates have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 11, which is 36th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. East Carolina Pirates kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,787 yards on 41 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 30th in Division 1 in punting average. East Carolina is ranked 124th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated -1 punt return yards and average -0.3 yards per return, which is 129th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 547 yards on special teams, ranking 36th in kick return yardage. The Pirates average 20 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,722.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies are 89th in the country in points scored with 202. They have run 583 plays this year for 3,388 yards, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Connecticut Huskies average 5.8 yards per play, which is 57th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 167 1st downs this season, ranking them 64th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Connecticut has run for 1,049 yards as a unit, which ranks 99th in college football. They've run 305 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. Connecticut has been penalized on offense 42 times for 403 yards so far this year, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. Bryant Shirreffs has passed for 2,154 yards this year. He's completed 154 throws while attempting 237 passes for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating this season is 156. He averages 9.4 adjusted yards per throw and 9.1 yards per pass attempt.
Connecticut is 123rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 308. They have given up a total of 4,414 yards on D, which is 126th in D-1. The Huskies are 122nd in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 243 throws on 355 attempts against the Connecticut defense this season, ranking them 129th and 129th in the nation. The Connecticut Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,022 yards in the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 296 attempts for 1,392 yards this season, putting them in 73rd place in the country against the run. The Huskies have had 79 penalties for 721 yards on defense this year. That places them 129th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Connecticut is 83rd in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 67 punt return yards and average 6.7 yards per return, which is 70th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 619 yards on special teams, which puts them 18th in kick return yardage. The Connecticut Huskies average 22 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,074. The Huskies have tried 11 field goals this year and made 7, which is 85th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Connecticut kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 21 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,633 yards on 42 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 111th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +23
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