Houston at East Carolina College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The Houston Cougars travel to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to take on the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 16.5 point favorites. The Cougars have an ATS record of 2-3-0 while their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Pirates have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
10/02/18 WR Raelon Singleton Hamstring is probable Thursday vs Tulsa
10/02/18 RB Terence Williams Knee is upgraded to questionable Thursday vs Tulsa
09/16/18 DB Garrett Davis Foot is out for season
09/04/18 LB Darrion Owens Knee is OUT 4-6 weeks
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
10/04/18 DL Dorian Hardy Suspension is OUT Saturday vs Temple
10/04/18 RB Keyshawn Canady Disciplinary is out for season
10/04/18 DB Tim Irvin Disciplinary is out for season
10/01/18 QB Reid Herring Ankle is probable Saturday vs Temple
09/30/18 OL Donovan Noel Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Temple
09/30/18 OL Garrett McGhin Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Temple
08/27/18 TE Ben Norris Concussion is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars are 14th in Division 1 in points scored with 250. They have run 390 plays this season for 2,907 yards, which ranks them 27th in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 7.5 yards per play, which is 8th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 136 1st downs this year, placing them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 1,320 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the country. They've run 197 times, averaging 6.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 31 times for 227 yards so far this season, which has them 86th in the nation in penalties. D'Eriq King has thrown for 1,362 yards this season. He has completed 103 passes on 161 attempts for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this year is 168.2. He averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Houston is 71st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 148. They have surrendered a total of 2,438 yards on D, which is 98th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 127 passes on 224 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense this season, placing them 109th and 124th in the country. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 1,783 yards through the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 218 attempts for 655 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 41 penalties for 372 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 102nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is ranked 71st in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 101 punt return yards and average 12.6 yards per return, which is 36th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 101 yards on special teams, ranking 121st in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 25 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,109. The Houston Cougars have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Houston Cougars kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 783 yards on 19 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 79th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates have run for 699 yards as a team, which ranks 107th in the nation. They've run 190 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 21 times for 206 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 114th in Division 1 in points scored with 120. They have run 423 plays this year for 1,992 yards, which ranks them 64th in the nation in total offense. The East Carolina Pirates average 4.7 yards per play, which is 122nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 115 1st downs this season, ranking them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. Reid Herring has completed 118 throws while attempting 218 passes for a completion percentage of 54.1%. He has passed for 1,273 yards this year. He averages 5.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 107.7.
The East Carolina Pirates rush defense has given up 171 attempts for 552 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 327 yards on defense this year. That places them 78th in Division 1. East Carolina is 74th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 151. They have given up a total of 1,701 yards on D, which is 22nd in the nation. The Pirates are 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 100 throws on 159 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, ranking them 63rd and 43rd in the country. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,149 yards in the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The East Carolina Pirates have tried 10 field goals this year and made 10, which is 8th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. East Carolina kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,282 yards on 33 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 108th in the NCAA in punting average. East Carolina is 34th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 96 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 68th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 397 yards on special teams, which puts them 21st in kick return yardage. The Pirates average 18 yards per kick return and they are 81st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,485.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars -16.5
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