Tulane at East Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Tulane Green Wave head to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to play the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Tulane as 6 point favorites. The Green Wave are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Pirates are 2-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-3-0.
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Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-4-0 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-7-0 against the spread
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
10/20/17 DT Eldrick Washington Knee is out for season
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
11/04/17 OL Branden Pena Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 DE Chance Purvis Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 OL Messiah Rice Dismissed is out for season
11/04/17 DE Randall Anderson Leg is "?"
11/04/17 LB Ray Tillman Wrist is "?"
11/04/17 DB Tim Irvin Ankle is "?"
10/17/17 DE Kiante Anderson Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulane Green Wave are 73rd in the country in points scored with 241. They have run 599 plays this year for 3,380 yards, which ranks them 120th in Division 1 in total offense. The Green Wave average 5.6 yards per play, which is 74th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 177 1st downs this season, ranking them 83rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulane has run for 2,116 yards as a unit, which ranks 21st in college football. They've run 433 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 52 times for 503 yards so far this year, which has them 79th in the country in penalties. Jonathan Banks has passed for 1,152 yards this year. He's completed 79 throws while attempting 145 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.9. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Tulane is 86th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 268. They have given up a total of 3,921 yards on D, which is 99th in D-1. The Green Wave are 125th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 114 throws on 207 attempts against the Tulane Green Wave defense this season, ranking them 9th and 5th in the nation. The Tulane pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,880 yards in the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 366 attempts for 2,041 yards this season, putting them in 118th place in the country against the run. The Green Wave have had 62 penalties for 585 yards on defense this year. That places them 103rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Tulane is 125th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 22 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 107th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 468 yards on special teams, which puts them 78th in kick return yardage. The Green Wave average 20 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,870. The Tulane Green Wave have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 119th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Tulane Green Wave kickers have made 84% of their extra points, going 26 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,874 yards on 48 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 111th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates have run for 907 yards as a team, which ranks 125th in college football. They've run 292 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The East Carolina Pirates have been penalized on offense 63 times for 552 yards so far this season, which has them 33rd in the country in penalties. They are 100th in the nation in points scored with 214. They have run 682 plays this season for 3,679 yards, which ranks them 17th in Division 1 in total offense. East Carolina averages 5.4 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 199 1st downs this year, placing them 42nd 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 237 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 119.3. He has thrown for 1,655 yards this season.
The East Carolina Pirates rush defense has allowed 385 attempts for 2,163 yards this year, putting them in 123rd place in D-1 against the run. East Carolina has committed 67 penalties for 680 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 419. They have surrendered a total of 5,095 yards on D, which is 128th in the country. The Pirates are ranked 129th in yards per play allowed with 7.7. Opposing offenses have completed 188 passes on 276 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, placing them 104th and 57th in Division 1. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also given up a total of 2,932 yards through the air, which is 128th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The East Carolina Pirates have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 13, which is 31st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 68%. East Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,915 yards on 44 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 31st in Division 1 in punting average. East Carolina is ranked 126th 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 33 kicks for 664 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The East Carolina Pirates average 20 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,343.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +6
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