Tulsa vs East Carolina NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 11/30/2019
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina +5
Holton Ahlers and the East Carolina Pirates play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The odds on this contest have Tulsa as 5-point favorites. The Golden Hurricane are 6-5-0 ATS and 4-7-0 when betting on the total. The Pirates are 4-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane went up against the Houston Cougars and were beaten 24-14. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Hurricane was Zach Smith who went 29/45 with 381 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. Shamari Brooks led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 22 yards on 9 carries which meant he was running for 2.4 yards per tote. Keylon Stokes was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 144 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 16.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Golden Hurricane ran the ball 23 times and added -1 yards giving them an average of 0.0 yards per attempt. On the day, they totaled 68 plays which added up to 380 yards. For the contest, the Golden Hurricane earned a total of 18 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 39 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, Tulsa allowed 9 catches on 13 throws for a total of 100 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.2%. On the day, they conceded a total of 232 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Golden Hurricane allowed 132 yards on 42 runs which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per carry allowed.
The Golden Hurricane come into this game with a record of 3-8 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 7th in the conference and 72nd in the country with 4,367 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 24.4 points per contest, which has them at 97th in the country. As a team, they have an average of 120.2 rushing yards per game which is 12th in the conference. The Golden Hurricane have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 32 points per game putting them 9th in the AAC. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Hurricane have allowed 3,045 yards. Opponents are completing 56.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt. In discussing yards on the ground, Tulsa is giving up 195.2 yards per contest ranking them 9th in the conference and 102nd in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per carry ranking them 9th in the AAC and 84th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 2,147 rushing yards through 11 games.
In their last game, the East Carolina Pirates went up against the Connecticut Huskies and ended up getting the win by a score of 31-24. Leading the way at QB for the Pirates was Holton Ahlers who went 34/50 with 374 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. Darius Pinnix Jr. paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards and he added 2 TD's for the game. He scurried for 105 yards by way of 27 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Tyler Snead was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 126 yards on 16 receptions. He averaged 7.9 yards per reception for the game. The Pirates ran the football 36 times and earned a total of 135 yards earning them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 86 plays which gave them a total of 509 yards. Overall, the Pirates earned a total of 32 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 38 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, East Carolina gave up 22 catches on 39 throws totaling 433 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.4%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 527 yards and forced 3 takeaways. Against the run, the Pirates gave up 94 yards on 30 tries which means they had an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
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The Pirates come into this game with a record of 4-7. East Carolina hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 147.4 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 88th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,621 yards rushing through 11 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Pirates average 434.5 yards per game overall which has them at 44th in the nation and 6th in the American Athletic Conference. The Pirates are allowing 32.3 points per contest which puts them at 10th in the conference and 103rd in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the nation. They are allowing 255.3 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Pirates sit in 10th in the American Athletic Conference. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 355 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are giving up 195.9 yards per game which puts them at 104th in Division 1 and 10th in the AAC. For this season, they have given up 2,155 yards on the ground and 26.4 rushing TDs.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane -5 and under 61 total points
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