Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 12/27/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Pirates (-7)
The East Carolina Pirates (7-5) will take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-3) at Protective Stadium on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 in the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl. East Carolina opens this game as 7-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 59.5.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers step onto the field holding a record of 9-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Chanticleers took the field against the Troy Trojans and took a loss by a final of 45-26. Grayson McCall went 29/41 with 319 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 155.4 and ended the game with 1 interception. Reese White led the offense in rushing for the Chanticleers with 8 attempts for 44 yds (5.5 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 72 plays which totaled 432 yards. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers rushed the ball a total of 31 different times and accounted for 113 yards, which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry. On the ground, the Chanticleers conceded 93 yds on 36 tries, which is 2.6 yds per rush allowed. Coastal Carolina allowed 12 pass completions on 17 attempts for 318 yds, and a completion rate of 70.6%.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have an average of 29.1 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 162.2 yards rushing ranking them 58th in the country. The Chanticleers have earned 4,934 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Coastal Carolina has earned 26 touchdowns through the air and 19 rushing touchdowns. Coastal Carolina has accumulated 264 first downs offensively, and they have committed 70 penalties for 642 yds. They have surrendered the football 17 different times.
When it comes to passing yards, the Chanticleers have conceded 3,373 yds which ranks them 121st in Division 1. They have yielded 281.1 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 62.7%. During this campaign, they have allowed 411.4 yards/contest which puts them 96th in D-1. They have conceded 23 touchdowns via the pass and 20 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 130.3 rushing yards per game on the year. During this campaign, they have given up 1,564 yards on the ground through 12 outings. The Chanticleers rank 101st in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 30.1 PPG.
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The Pirates head into this game 7-5 this season. The last time they took the field, the Pirates walked away with a victory by a final of 49-46 against the Temple Owls. Keaton Mitchell carried the ball 27 times for 222 yards, ending the contest with 8.2 yds per carry for East Carolina. Holton Ahlers (3 TDs) finished the contest with 314 yards on 25/37 through the air while his quarterback rate was 165.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 8.5. East Carolina surrendered 15 running attempts for 48 yds (3.2 yards per carry). The Pirates passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 71.4%, surrendering 527 yards on 45 out of 63 through the air. The Pirates finished the game with 534 yds and they ran 69 plays (7.7 yds per play). East Carolina ran for 6.9 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 220 yards on 32 carries.
The East Carolina Pirates maintain an average of 459.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 24th in D-1. The East Carolina offense has 358 yards of penalties on 46 violations, which ranks 128th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the season to this point, the Pirates have compiled 3,462 passing yards along with an average of 288.5 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 16th in D-1. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Pirates rank 48th in the country averaging 30.8 PPG.
East Carolina has allowed a total of 1,337 rushing yards (111.4 yards per game) as well as 12 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have allowed the opposition 26 touchdowns from the passing game and 298.5 yards per game, ranking them 131st in D-1. The Pirates defense has been on the field for 798 plays, which is 39th in the country. The Pirates are surrendering 27.0 points per contest, ranking them 72nd in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 324 total points.
Who will win tonight's Chanticleers/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chanticleers +7
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