East Carolina at Virginia Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The East Carolina Pirates travel to Lane Stadium to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 29.5 point favorites. The Pirates have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Hokies have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
09/09/18 DB Colby Gore Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
09/09/18 DB Tim Irvin Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
08/27/18 TE Ben Norris Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
09/09/18 DB Devante Smith Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
08/22/18 LB Alan Tisdale Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DB Jeremy Webb Achilles is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The East Carolina Pirates are 67th in Division 1 in points scored with 64. They have run 177 plays this season for 892 yards, which ranks them 29th in the nation in total offense. The Pirates average 5 yards per play, which is 104th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 54 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground East Carolina has run for 288 yards as a team, which ranks 91st in the country. They've run 78 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 9 times for 85 yards so far this season, which has them 98th in the nation in penalties. Reid Herring has thrown for 599 yards this season. He has completed 56 passes on 97 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 115.7. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 5.9 adjusted yards per throw.
East Carolina is 70th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 47. They have surrendered a total of 664 yards on D, which is 51st in Division 1. The Pirates are ranked 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 42 passes on 73 attempts against the East Carolina Pirates defense this season, placing them 91st and 101st in the country. The East Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 421 yards through the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 56 attempts for 243 yards this year, putting them in 44th place in D-1 against the run. The Pirates have committed 21 penalties for 178 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 121st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
East Carolina is ranked 14th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 64 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 46th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 165 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Pirates average 18 yards per kick return and they are 35th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,121. The East Carolina Pirates have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 9th in D-1. East Carolina Pirates kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 332 yards on 8 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 64th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies have run for 417 yards as a team, which ranks 44th in the nation. They've run 83 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 7 times for 75 yards so far this year, which has them 115th in the country in penalties. They are 28th in Division 1 in points scored with 86. They have run 132 plays this year for 905 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 6.9 yards per play, which is 32nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 47 1st downs this season, ranking them 50th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Jackson has completed 28 throws while attempting 42 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. He has passed for 424 yards this year. He averages 11.5 adjusted yards per throw and 10.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 175.
The Virginia Tech Hokies rush defense has given up 57 attempts for 128 yards this season, putting them in 12th place in the country against the run. They have had 11 penalties for 58 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in Division 1. Virginia Tech is 20th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 20. They have given up a total of 593 yards on D, which is 29th in the nation. The Hokies are 54th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 40 throws on 65 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, ranking them 85th and 79th in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 465 yards in the air, which is 83rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Tech Hokies have tried 3 field goals this year and made 3, which is 44th in college football. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 359 yards on 9 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 83rd in the NCAA in punting average. Virginia Tech is 20th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 60 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 53rd in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 97 yards on special teams, which puts them 62nd in kick return yardage. The Hokies average 32 yards per kick return and they are 45th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,062.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hokies -29.5
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