East Carolina at Memphis College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Liberty Bowl Memorial
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The Memphis Tigers host the East Carolina Pirates at Liberty Bowl Memorial on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 25 point favorites. The Tigers have an over/under record of 6-3-0 and they are 5-3-1 against the spread. The Pirates have an ATS record of 2-7-1 while their over/under record is 6-4-0.
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Valuable 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
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 5-3-1 against the spread
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
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
10/14/17 DL Ernest Suttles Suspension out indefinitely
09/29/17 DB Shaun Rupert Dismissed out for season
09/07/17 LB Darian Porter Undisclosed out for season
09/06/17 LB Jackson Dillon Head out for season
09/05/17 DL Jared Gentry Leg out for season
08/14/17 WR Sam Craft ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The East Carolina Pirates have run for 1,183 yards as a team, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 358 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 72 times for 626 yards so far this season, which has them 40th in the country in penalties. They are 83rd in the nation in points scored with 286. They have run 846 plays this season for 4,646 yards, which ranks them 13th in Division 1 in total offense. The Pirates average 5.5 yards per play, which is 77th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 252 1st downs this year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. Gardner Minshew averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 146 passes on 250 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 133.8. He has thrown for 1,789 yards this season.
The Pirates rush defense has allowed 468 attempts for 2,627 yards this year, putting them in 121st place in D-1 against the run. East Carolina has committed 85 penalties for 840 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 470. They have surrendered a total of 5,867 yards on D, which is 126th in the country. The Pirates are ranked 129th in yards per play allowed with 7.4. Opposing offenses have completed 215 passes on 325 attempts against the East Carolina Pirates defense this season, placing them 91st and 49th in Division 1. The East Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 3,240 yards through the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The East Carolina Pirates have attempted 23 field goals this season and made 17, which is 23rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. East Carolina Pirates kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,200 yards on 50 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 18th in Division 1 in punting average. East Carolina is ranked 121st in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated -6 punt return yards and average -1.2 yards per return, which is 129th in college football. They have returned 35 kicks for 684 yards on special teams, ranking 53rd in kick return yardage. The Pirates average 20 yards per kick return and they are 48th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,325.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers are 7th in the country in points scored with 447. They have run 744 plays this year for 5,190 yards, which ranks them 15th in Division 1 in total offense. The Memphis Tigers average 7 yards per play, which is 10th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 255 1st downs this season, ranking them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Memphis has run for 1,894 yards as a unit, which ranks 55th in college football. They've run 348 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. Memphis has been penalized on offense 84 times for 757 yards so far this year, which has them 12th in the country in penalties. Riley Ferguson has passed for 3,201 yards this year. He's completed 239 throws while attempting 386 passes for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 152.2. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt.
Memphis is 86th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 326. They have given up a total of 4,523 yards on D, which is 79th in D-1. The Tigers are 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 203 throws on 353 attempts against the Memphis defense this season, ranking them 76th and 91st in the nation. The Memphis Tigers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,508 yards in the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 450 attempts for 2,015 yards this season, putting them in 86th place in the country against the run. The Tigers have had 79 penalties for 678 yards on defense this year. That places them 100th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Memphis is 49th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 95 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 92nd in D-1. They have returned 35 kicks for 927 yards on special teams, which puts them 11th in kick return yardage. The Memphis Tigers average 27 yards per kick return and they are 11th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,212. The Tigers have tried 12 field goals this year and made 10, which is 81st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Memphis kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 57 for 58 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,698 yards on 42 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 92nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +25
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