East Carolina at Tulane College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
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The East Carolina Pirates head to Benson Field at Yulman Stadium to play the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tulane as 14.5 point favorites. The Pirates are 2-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Green Wave are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-7-0.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-6-0 against the spread
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 2-7-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
11/04/18 OL Branden Pena Leg is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
11/04/18 OL Donovan Noel Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
11/04/18 DL Dorian Hardy Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
11/04/18 OL John Spellacy Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
11/04/18 QB Reid Herring Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
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 Tulane Green Wave Injuries
11/04/18 QB Jonathan Banks Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
08/14/18 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder is out for season
08/14/18 WR Kevin Ledee Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The East Carolina Pirates are 116th in the country in points scored with 191. They have run 702 plays this year for 3,459 yards, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Pirates average 4.9 yards per play, which is 120th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 204 1st downs this season, ranking them 45th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground East Carolina has run for 937 yards as a unit, which ranks 120th in college football. They've run 288 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 41 times for 380 yards so far this year, which has them 115th in the country in penalties. Holton Ahlers has passed for 999 yards this year. He's completed 76 throws while attempting 143 passes for a completion percentage of 53.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 122. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt.
East Carolina is 98th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 289. They have given up a total of 3,173 yards on D, which is 36th in D-1. The Pirates are 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 150 throws on 238 attempts against the East Carolina Pirates defense this season, ranking them 33rd and 12th in the nation. The East Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,871 yards in the air, which is 45th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 321 attempts for 1,302 yards this season, putting them in 48th place in the country against the run. The Pirates have had 70 penalties for 618 yards on defense this year. That places them 110th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
East Carolina is 68th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 94 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 93rd in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 531 yards on special teams, which puts them 36th in kick return yardage. The Pirates average 18 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,085. The East Carolina Pirates have tried 17 field goals this year and made 15, which is 14th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. East Carolina Pirates kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,042 yards on 51 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 90th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Wave have run for 2,003 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in college football. They've run 410 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tulane Green Wave have been penalized on offense 73 times for 654 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the country in penalties. They are 86th in the nation in points scored with 238. They have run 611 plays this season for 3,428 yards, which ranks them 115th in Division 1 in total offense. Tulane averages 5.6 yards per play, which is 81st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 161 1st downs this year, placing them 113th overall as an offensive unit. Justin McMillan averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 28 passes on 59 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 113.9. He has thrown for 349 yards this season.
The Tulane Green Wave rush defense has allowed 345 attempts for 1,350 yards this year, putting them in 52nd place in D-1 against the run. Tulane has committed 67 penalties for 606 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 105th in college football. They are 66th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 240. They have surrendered a total of 3,789 yards on D, which is 90th in the country. The Green Wave are ranked 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 182 passes on 318 attempts against the Tulane defense this season, placing them 96th and 113th in Division 1. The Tulane Green Wave pass defense has also given up a total of 2,439 yards through the air, which is 111th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tulane Green Wave have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 118th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Tulane kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,052 yards on 49 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 63rd in Division 1 in punting average. Tulane is ranked 43rd in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 90 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 109th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 435 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The Tulane Green Wave average 22 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,953.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +14.5
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