East Carolina at West Virginia College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium is the venue for the game between the East Carolina Pirates and the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 19.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 59.5. The Mountaineers are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-0-1. The Pirates are 0-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-1-0.
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Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 0-0-1 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
09/02/17 WR Malik Gray Knee "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
09/03/17 WR Marcus Simms Suspension "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
Useful Offensive Statistics
The East Carolina Pirates have run for 70 yards as a unit, which ranks 110th in the nation. They've run 30 times, averaging 2.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 8 times for 71 yards so far this year, which has them 33rd in the country in penalties. They are 108th in Division 1 in points scored with 14. They have run 83 plays this year for 362 yards, which ranks them 41st in the nation in total offense. The Pirates average 4.4 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 28 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Gardner Minshew has completed 7 throws while attempting 18 passes for a completion percentage of 38.9%. He has passed for 82 yards this year. He averages 2.1 adjusted yards per throw and 4.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 66.
The Pirates rush defense has given up 44 attempts for 422 yards this season, putting them in 124th place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 172 yards on defense this year. That places them 128th in Division 1. East Carolina is 93rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 34. They have given up a total of 614 yards on D, which is 117th in the nation. The Pirates are 127th in yards per play allowed with 9.3. Opponent offenses have completed 15 throws on 22 attempts against the East Carolina Pirates defense this season, ranking them 40th and 23rd in the country. The East Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 192 yards in the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The East Carolina Pirates kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 197 yards on 4 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NCAA in punting average. East Carolina has returned 6 kicks for 132 yards on special teams, which puts them 17th in kick return yardage. The Pirates average 22 yards per kick return and they are 71st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 495.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 93rd in Division 1 in points scored with 24. They have run 88 plays this season for 592 yards, which ranks them 21st in the nation in total offense. The West Virginia Mountaineers average 6.7 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 29 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground West Virginia has run for 221 yards as a team, which ranks 48th in the country. They've run 35 times, averaging 6.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 9 times for 81 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the nation in penalties. Will Grier has thrown for 371 yards this season. He has completed 31 passes on 53 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 132.2. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw.
West Virginia is 89th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 31. They have surrendered a total of 469 yards on D, which is 93rd in Division 1. The Mountaineers are ranked 104th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opposing offenses have completed 15 passes on 27 attempts against the West Virginia defense this season, placing them 46th and 42nd in the country. The West Virginia Mountaineers pass defense has also given up a total of 235 yards through the air, which is 74th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 45 attempts for 234 yards this year, putting them in 105th place in D-1 against the run. The Mountaineers have committed 5 penalties for 34 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
West Virginia is 41st in the country in all-purpose yards with 589. The Mountaineers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 324 yards on 9 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That places them 108th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -19.5
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