Connecticut at East Carolina College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is the venue for the game between the Connecticut Huskies and the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has East Carolina as 17 point favorites. The Pirates are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-5-0. The Huskies are 2-7-1 ATS and their over/under record is 6-4-0.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-7-1 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 3-6-0 against the spread
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/11/18 DB Messiah Turner Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
11/11/18 DB Tahj Herring-Wilson Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
11/11/18 WR Zavier Scott Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
11/08/18 LB Kevon Jones Academics is out for season
11/07/18 QB Marvin Washington Academics is out for season
10/16/18 LB Eli Thomas Medical is out indefinitely
09/26/18 RB Khyon Gillespie ACL is out for season
08/15/18 RB Donevin O'Reilly ACL is out for season
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
11/11/18 OL Branden Pena Leg is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
11/11/18 OL Donovan Noel Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
11/11/18 DL Dorian Hardy Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
11/11/18 OL John Spellacy Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
11/11/18 QB Reid Herring Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
10/09/18 DE Michael Swift ACL is out for season
10/04/18 RB Keyshawn Canady Disciplinary is out for season
10/04/18 DB Tim Irvin Disciplinary is out for season
08/27/18 TE Ben Norris Concussion is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Connecticut Huskies have run for 2,166 yards as a unit, which ranks 27th in the nation. They've run 417 times, averaging 5.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 48 times for 426 yards so far this year, which has them 107th in the country in penalties. They are 98th in Division 1 in points scored with 238. They have run 708 plays this year for 4,019 yards, which ranks them 101st in the nation in total offense. The Huskies average 5.7 yards per play, which is 69th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 214 1st downs this season, ranking them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. David Pindell has completed 159 throws while attempting 265 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 1,706 yards this year. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 126.
The Huskies rush defense has given up 433 attempts for 3,329 yards this season, putting them in 129th place in the country against the run. They have had 71 penalties for 731 yards on defense this year. That places them 123rd in Division 1. Connecticut is 129th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 493. They have given up a total of 6,253 yards on D, which is 129th in the nation. The Huskies are 129th in yards per play allowed with 8.9. Opponent offenses have completed 193 throws on 268 attempts against the Connecticut Huskies defense this season, ranking them 87th and 21st in the country. The Connecticut pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,924 yards in the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Connecticut Huskies have tried 9 field goals this year and made 6, which is 117th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Connecticut Huskies kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 28 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,165 yards on 51 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 43rd in the NCAA in punting average. Connecticut is 129th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 14 punt return yards and average 4.7 yards per return, which is 117th in D-1. They have returned 40 kicks for 715 yards on special teams, which puts them 17th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 18 yards per kick return and they are 55th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,748.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates are 121st in Division 1 in points scored with 209. They have run 796 plays this season for 3,909 yards, which ranks them 19th in the nation in total offense. The East Carolina Pirates average 4.9 yards per play, which is 116th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 223 1st downs this year, placing them 40th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground East Carolina has run for 1,027 yards as a team, which ranks 120th in the country. They've run 314 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 48 times for 449 yards so far this season, which has them 111th in the nation in penalties. Holton Ahlers has thrown for 1,359 yards this season. He has completed 97 passes on 210 attempts for a completion percentage of 46.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 109.6. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw.
East Carolina is 91st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 313. They have surrendered a total of 3,708 yards on D, which is 51st in Division 1. The Pirates are ranked 78th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 162 passes on 266 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, placing them 27th and 19th in the country. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also given up a total of 2,243 yards through the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 370 attempts for 1,465 yards this year, putting them in 52nd place in D-1 against the run. The Pirates have committed 78 penalties for 711 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 117th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
East Carolina is ranked 87th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 94 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 89th in college football. They have returned 32 kicks for 557 yards on special teams, ranking 41st in kick return yardage. The East Carolina Pirates average 17 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,559. The Pirates have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 16, which is 11th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. East Carolina kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 21 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,549 yards on 65 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 102nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies +17
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