Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Pirates (+3.5)
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is the location where the East Carolina Pirates (2-2) will go up against the Tulane Green Wave (1-3) on Saturday. Tulane opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 64.5.
The Tulane Green Wave come into this game with a record of 1-3 this year. In their last game, the Green Wave took the field against the UAB Blazers and took a loss by a final of 28-21. Michael Pratt went 28/50 with 305 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 119.0 and finished the contest with 2 picks. Ygenio Booker led the offense in rushing for the Green Wave with 10 carries for 59 yds (5.9 yards per carry). The Tulane Green Wave ran the football 28 different times and accounted for 90 yards, which had them averaging 3.2 yards per tote. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 78 plays for 395 yards. Tulane relinquished 19 completions on 27 attempts for 240 yards, and a completion rate of 70.4%. Against the run, the Green Wave conceded 193 yds on 46 tries, which is an average of 4.2 yds per rush allowed.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Tulane Green Wave are sitting at 36.5 points per contest. As a team they're maintaining an average of 155.8 yards in the run game which has them sitting 76th in Division 1. The Green Wave have attained 1,680 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring, Tulane has earned 12 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns. Tulane has accounted for 94 first downs, and they have committed 28 infractions for 283 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 10 times.
The Green Wave are ranked 135th in college football in terms of team defense, conceding 37.3 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.3 yards per rush and 182.8 rushing yards per contest so far this season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 731 running yards through 4 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Green Wave have allowed 1,073 yds which puts them in 123rd in the nation. They are conceding 268.3 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 69.7%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 451.0 yards per contest which ranks them 125th in college football. They have allowed 10 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 10 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Pirates head into this matchup 2-2 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Pirates got the victory with a final of 31-28 against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers. Holton Ahlers (1 touchdown) ended the game with 238 yards on 17/26 through the air while his QB rating was 139.6. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 9.2. Keaton Mitchell carried the football 13 times for 125 yds, finishing the game with 9.6 yds per carry for East Carolina. The Pirates finished the game with a total of 388 yds on 59 plays (6.6 yds per play). East Carolina ran the football for 4.5 yds per carry, finishing with 150 yards on 33 attempts. East Carolina gave up 39 rushing attempts for 131 yds (3.4 yards per rush). The Pirates passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 62.3%, surrendering 405 yards on 38 out of 61 through the air.
The East Carolina Pirates hold an average of 398.3 yards/game, which is good for 66th in the nation. The East Carolina offense has compiled 278 yds of penalties on 24 violations, which has them sitting 77th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. For the year thus far, the Pirates have thrown for a total of 1,080 passing yards in addition to an average of 270.0 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 40th in the nation. When discussing their ability to score points, the Pirates currently sit 81st in Division 1 by scoring 27.3 PPG.
The Pirates are conceding 29.8 points per game, which has them sitting 110th in Division 1. East Carolina has surrendered a total of 671 yards via the ground game (167.8 yards/game) as well as 8 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 119 points. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 327.8 yards/outing, which puts them in 137th in Division 1. The Pirates defense has taken part in 302 plays, which ranks them 126th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Green Wave -3.5
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