East Carolina at NC State College Football Picks and Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to Carter-Finley Stadium to take on the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has NC State as 25 point favorites. The Pirates have an ATS record of 4-7-0 while their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Wolfpack have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 4-7-0 against the spread
Important NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 5-6-0 against the spread
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
11/25/18 DB Colby Gore Shoulder left last game, is questionable Saturday vs NC State
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
11/25/18 LB Germaine Pratt Knee is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
10/29/18 WR Stephen Louis Ankle is out for season
10/01/18 TE Damien Darden Undisclosed has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The East Carolina Pirates are 110th in Division 1 in points scored with 270. They have run 944 plays this season for 4,869 yards, which ranks them 21st in the nation in total offense. The Pirates average 5.2 yards per play, which is 104th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 270 1st downs this year, placing them 36th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground East Carolina has run for 1,525 yards as a team, which ranks 110th in the country. They've run 402 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 56 times for 527 yards so far this season, which has them 113th in the nation in penalties. Holton Ahlers has thrown for 1,785 yards this season. He has completed 127 passes on 263 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 118.1. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw.
East Carolina is 99th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 391. They have surrendered a total of 4,623 yards on D, which is 62nd in Division 1. The Pirates are ranked 91st in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 204 passes on 339 attempts against the East Carolina Pirates defense this season, placing them 43rd and 34th in the country. The East Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 2,820 yards through the air, which is 78th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 437 attempts for 1,803 yards this year, putting them in 50th place in D-1 against the run. The Pirates have committed 92 penalties for 831 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 118th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
East Carolina is ranked 95th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 105 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 81st in college football. They have returned 37 kicks for 652 yards on special teams, ranking 45th in kick return yardage. The Pirates average 18 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,625. The East Carolina Pirates have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 18, which is 16th 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 2,879 yards on 73 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 103rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolfpack have run for 1,492 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in the nation. They've run 409 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 53 times for 521 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 53rd in Division 1 in points scored with 369. They have run 828 plays this year for 5,003 yards, which ranks them 16th in the nation in total offense. The NC State Wolfpack average 6 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 268 1st downs this season, ranking them 38th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Finley has completed 275 throws while attempting 408 passes for a completion percentage of 67.4%. He has passed for 3,380 yards this year. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 150.1.
The NC State Wolfpack rush defense has given up 345 attempts for 1,278 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the country against the run. They have had 79 penalties for 603 yards on defense this year. That places them 44th in Division 1. NC State is 38th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 270. They have given up a total of 4,459 yards on D, which is 51st in the nation. The Wolfpack are 96th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 244 throws on 403 attempts against the NC State defense this season, ranking them 108th and 102nd in the country. The NC State Wolfpack pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,181 yards in the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NC State Wolfpack have tried 21 field goals this year and made 18, which is 17th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. NC State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 43 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,714 yards on 41 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 59th in the NCAA in punting average. NC State is 113th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 85 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 67th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 352 yards on special teams, which puts them 108th in kick return yardage. The Wolfpack average 21 yards per kick return and they are 74th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,440.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +25
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