Memphis at East Carolina College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Memphis Tigers head to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to play the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 15 point favorites. The Tigers are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Pirates are 2-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-4-0.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-5-0 against the spread
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
10/23/18 RB Darrell Henderson Undisclosed is upgraded to probable
10/20/18 DB La'Andre Thomas Undisclosed is questionable
09/20/18 LB Keith Brown Jr. Undisclosed is out for season
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
10/20/18 OL Donovan Noel Undisclosed is questionable
10/20/18 DL Dorian Hardy Suspension is questionable
10/20/18 OL John Spellacy Undisclosed is questionable
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Memphis Tigers are 9th in the country in points scored with 340. They have run 545 plays this year for 4,181 yards, which ranks them 46th in Division 1 in total offense. The Tigers average 7.7 yards per play, which is 3rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 195 1st downs this season, ranking them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Memphis has run for 2,128 yards as a unit, which ranks 6th in college football. They've run 308 times, averaging 6.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 54 times for 424 yards so far this year, which has them 50th in the country in penalties. Brady White has passed for 1,966 yards this year. He's completed 140 throws while attempting 222 passes for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 160. He averages 9.8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
Memphis is 91st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 243. They have given up a total of 3,199 yards on D, which is 76th in D-1. The Tigers are 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 139 throws on 225 attempts against the Memphis Tigers defense this season, ranking them 48th and 34th in the nation. The Memphis pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,727 yards in the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 339 attempts for 1,472 yards this season, putting them in 92nd place in the country against the run. The Tigers have had 54 penalties for 514 yards on defense this year. That places them 97th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Memphis is 33rd in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 164 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 49th in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 398 yards on special teams, which puts them 55th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 13 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,743. The Memphis Tigers have tried 11 field goals this year and made 9, which is 62nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Memphis Tigers kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 43 for 45 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,147 yards on 27 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 52nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates have run for 830 yards as a team, which ranks 122nd in college football. They've run 259 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The East Carolina Pirates have been penalized on offense 37 times for 335 yards so far this season, which has them 112th in the country in penalties. They are 124th in the nation in points scored with 150. They have run 611 plays this season for 2,903 yards, which ranks them 44th in Division 1 in total offense. East Carolina averages 4.8 yards per play, which is 119th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 171 1st downs this year, placing them 63rd overall as an offensive unit. Holton Ahlers averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 42 passes on 81 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 114.6. He has thrown for 550 yards this season.
The East Carolina Pirates rush defense has allowed 269 attempts for 1,025 yards this year, putting them in 30th place in D-1 against the run. East Carolina has committed 61 penalties for 562 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 109th in college football. They are 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 230. They have surrendered a total of 2,534 yards on D, which is 19th in the country. The Pirates are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 129 passes on 208 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, placing them 22nd and 12th in Division 1. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also given up a total of 1,509 yards through the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The East Carolina Pirates have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 13, which is 13th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. East Carolina kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,769 yards on 45 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 101st in Division 1 in punting average. East Carolina is ranked 74th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 96 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 77th in college football. They have returned 27 kicks for 485 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The East Carolina Pirates average 18 yards per kick return and they are 93rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,484.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -15
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