On Saturday, November 25th, the Pirates are hosting the Golden Hurricane at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. This week 13 college football matchup kicks off at 2:00 ET with ESPN+ carrying the television coverage. East Carolina comes into this American Athletic matchup, as the -3 point home favorite. Keep reading to get my analysis on how this game plays out.
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE VS EAST CAROLINA PIRATES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +3
This game will be played at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at 2:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 24-21 in favor of East Carolina.
- Even though we have East Carolina winning straight-up, we like Tulsa at +3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 44.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 45 points.
Will Tulsa Come Through as Road Underdogs?
With a 3-8 record, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on East Carolina. Their road record so far is (1-4) and at home (1-3).
Heading into this week’s matchup with East Carolina, the Golden Hurricane have been favored in two games and the underdog in seven. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 4-4-1.
This season, Tulsa has posted an over/under record of 3-6 through 11 games. On average their games have combined for 57.4 points.
Tulsa’s rushing attack is ranked 6th in college football with 493 rushing attempts per game. This has translated into an average of 184.6 rushing yards per game, placing them 30th nationally. On average, they are attempting 27 passes per game leading to 196.3 passing yards per contest. In terms of scoring, they hold the 75th position, averaging 22.9 points per game.
Tulsa’s defense ranks 144th in points allowed, with 34.5 points given up per game. Teams have been averaging 288.5 passing yards against them (174th nationally). On the ground, they’ve conceded 161.4 rushing yards, putting them 101st in college football.
Will the East Carolina Defense Show Up at Home?
The East Carolina Pirates take on the Tulsa with a 2-9 record, including 1-5 on the road and 0-4 at home.
So far, East Carolina has been favored one time and the underdog in nine games. This has led to an ATS record of 4-6 and an average scoring differential of -5.4.
So far this season, East Carolina boasts an over/under record of 3-7. On average, their matchups have resulted in a combined score of 38.3 points, while the average over/under line has been 44.8 points.
East Carolina’s rushing attack is ranked 77th in college football with 346 rushing attempts per game. This has translated into an average of 103.4 rushing yards per game, placing them 115th nationally. On average, they are attempting 33.6 passes per game leading to 162.1 passing yards per contest. In terms of scoring, they hold the 103rd position, averaging 16.5 points per game.
Defensively, the Pirates enter the game with 18 sacks and ranked 1st in QB hurries. They’ve allowed 21.8 points per game thus far this season (83rd). In terms of pass defense, they’re 72nd in the NCAA, giving up 212.1 passing yards per game. Against the run, East Carolina has allowed 120.5 rushing yards per contest thus far.