East Carolina at Cincinnati College Football Picks and Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to Nippert Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 19.5 point favorites. The Pirates have an ATS record of 4-6-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Bearcats have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 6-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-5-0 against the spread
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
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
10/03/18 OL Garrett Campbell Ankle is out indefinitely
10/03/18 RB Gerrid Doaks Groin is out indefinitely
08/20/18 TE Josh Whyle Collarbone is OUT 4-6 weeks
Useful Offensive Statistics
The East Carolina Pirates are 100th in Division 1 in points scored with 264. They have run 883 plays this season for 4,566 yards, which ranks them 19th in the nation in total offense. The Pirates average 5.2 yards per play, which is 103rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 257 1st downs this year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground East Carolina has run for 1,442 yards as a team, which ranks 110th in the country. They've run 368 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 53 times for 497 yards so far this season, which has them 106th in the nation in penalties. Holton Ahlers has thrown for 1,601 yards this season. He has completed 119 passes on 241 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 118.6. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw.
East Carolina is 85th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 334. They have surrendered a total of 3,982 yards on D, which is 47th in Division 1. The Pirates are ranked 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 179 passes on 299 attempts against the East Carolina Pirates defense this season, placing them 28th and 21st in the country. The East Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 2,426 yards through the air, which is 61st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 399 attempts for 1,556 yards this year, putting them in 46th place in D-1 against the run. The Pirates have committed 83 penalties for 741 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 116th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
East Carolina is ranked 89th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 104 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 81st in college football. They have returned 35 kicks for 612 yards on special teams, ranking 40th in kick return yardage. The Pirates average 18 yards per kick return and they are 49th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,282. The East Carolina Pirates have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 18, which is 10th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. East Carolina Pirates kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 28 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,669 yards on 68 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 105th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bearcats have run for 2,610 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the nation. They've run 526 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Bearcats have been penalized on offense 85 times for 772 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the country in penalties. They are 37th in Division 1 in points scored with 363. They have run 828 plays this year for 4,857 yards, which ranks them 92nd in the nation in total offense. The Cincinnati Bearcats average 5.9 yards per play, which is 59th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 257 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Desmond Ridder has completed 170 throws while attempting 275 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. He has passed for 2,024 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 138.
The Cincinnati Bearcats rush defense has given up 358 attempts for 1,139 yards this season, putting them in 11th place in the country against the run. They have had 68 penalties for 589 yards on defense this year. That places them 64th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 14th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 187. They have given up a total of 3,176 yards on D, which is 11th in the nation. The Bearcats are 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 167 throws on 345 attempts against the Cincinnati defense this season, ranking them 17th and 75th in the country. The Cincinnati Bearcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,038 yards in the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cincinnati Bearcats have tried 12 field goals this year and made 6, which is 124th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 42%. Cincinnati kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 46 for 48 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,427 yards on 52 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NCAA in punting average. Cincinnati is 16th in the country in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 130 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 105th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 486 yards on special teams, which puts them 75th in kick return yardage. The Bearcats average 19 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,473.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +19.5
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