East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 11/13/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina (+25.5)
Nippert Stadium is the venue where Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats (6-0) will take on the East Carolina Pirates (1-5) on Friday. East Carolina opens this game as 25.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 55.5.
The last time they played, the East Carolina Pirates went up against the Tulane Green Wave and added a loss to their record by a score of 38-21. Rahjai Harris paced the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 8 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 27 yards on 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.1 yards per run. Blake Proehl was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 182 yards on 13 receptions. He averaged 14.0 yards per catch in this game. Holton Ahlers went 27/43 with 351 yards via the pass and threw 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
When it comes to scoring, the East Carolina Pirates are sitting at 29.2 points per contest. As a team they are averaging 155.5 yards on the ground which is 71st in D-1. The Pirates have tallied 2,391 yards in total this season. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, East Carolina has earned 12 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns on the ground. When it comes to passing yards, the Pirates have conceded 1,451 yds which has them sitting in 93rd in the country. In total, they have given up 459.0 yards per outing putting them at 106th in the country. The Pirates are ranked 115th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 37.2 PPG. They are giving up 5.3 yards per run and 217.2 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In their 6 games played this year, they are allowing 241.8 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 64.4%. In total, they have conceded 1,303 yards via the running game in 6 games.
Holton Ahlers has connected on 516 of his career 903 passes for a completion percentage of 57.1%. He is throwing for 241.7 yards per outing. For his college career, Ahlers has thrown for 6,526 yards with 45 touchdowns and 18 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 130.3 with a TD percentage of 5.0% and an interception percentage of 2.0%. Since his collegiate career started, he has taken off and run 261 different times totaling 1,007 yds.
In their last contest, the Cincinnati Bearcats faced the Houston Cougars and notched a win by a score of 38-10. Gerrid Doaks paced the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 72 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this outing. He rushed for 184 yards on 16 carries which meant he averaged 11.5 yards per run. Michael Young Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 47 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 11.8 yards per catch in this game. Desmond Ridder went 17/27 with 162 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception for the contest.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Bearcats rank 16th in the nation by tallying 39.3 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Bearcats have earned 1,219 passing yards as well as an average of 203.2 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 91st in D-1. They average 238.5 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 1,431 yards for this season. The Cincinnati Bearcats maintain an average of 441.7 yards per game ranking them 36th in the nation. The Bearcats are relinquishing 11.7 points per game, which has them 18th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 70 pts. Cincinnati has allowed a total of 578 yards via the ground game (96.3 yards per game) and 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have given up 2 touchdowns from the passing game and 205.8 yards per game, which has them ranked 43rd in college football.
In 32 games in his college career, Desmond Ridder has connected on 471 of 788 tries for 5,765 yds. He averages 180.2 yds per contest through the air with a 136.7 QB rating. Ridder has thrown for 49 touchdowns compared to 20 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has rushed for 1,627 yards on 338 tries. His TD rate on pass attempts is 6.2% and his interception percentage is 2.5%.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bearcats -25.5
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