Free Week 12 Prediction: Pirates vs Knights Odds
Week 12 College football betting sees the East Carolina Pirates taking on the UCF Knights Thursday November 19th at Bright House Networks Stadium Orlando, FLCappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
East Carolina Pirates (4-6) vs. UCF (0-10)
Date: Thursday, November 19th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Bright House Networks Stadium Orlando
NCAA Football Spread: East Carolina -15
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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East Carolina is sitting at 4-6 and they need to beat UCF and then Cincinnati in their season finale to be bowl eligible.
They are big 15-point road favorites facing a winless UCF team that ranks 113th in the nation in opponents points allowed.
The Knights are giving up an average of 36.4 ppg and in their last 3 games they have given up 59, 52, and 45 points respectively.
In their last games East Carolina lost to South Florida 22-17 and UCF lost to Tulsa 45-10.
This season UCF is 0-4 at home and East Carolina is 1-4 on the road.
East Carolina is led by their passing offense, which ranks 35th in the nation while their rushing offense only ranks 104th.
James Summers started the game under center in the South Florida game and should get the start in this Thursday night match up.
In the USF game he was 14/22 for 158 yards with 0 TD and 0 INT. Isaiah Jones leads a deep Pirates WR corps, which has 4 players with at least 315 receiving yards.
RB Chris Hairston really struggled in the South Florida game and Summers is the 2nd leading rusher for the Pirates. They will be facing a UCF run defense that only ranks 97th in the nation.
East Carolina has lost 3 straight games where their offense has struggled only averaging 13 ppg.
Last season at home East Carolina lost to UCF 32-30.
The Knights have not only struggled on defense this season, but their offense has also been pretty weak. They rank 95th in the nation in passing yards per game and 127th in rushing yards per game.
QB Justin Holman passed for 293 yards with 2 TD in the Tulsa loss, but was picked off 2 times. On the season he has 6 TD and 11 INT and all of his picks have come in the last 5 games.
Tre’Quan Smith is the only WR for the Knights that has over 300 receiving yards. RB C.J. Jones leads the Knights in rushing yards with only 291 for the season and he is averaging 3.8 yards per carry.
East Carolina ranks 76th in the nation defending the pass and 86th defending the run.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
* Pirates are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games.
* Pirates are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
* Pirates are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
* Knights are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
* Knights are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Prediction
I think the Pirates will win this game, but at home the Knights will show some spirit and give ECU a good game and cover the 15-point spread.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Central Florida ATS
ECU will stay alive for a bowl heading into their last game with a W and sending the Knights to their 11th straight loss.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: East Carolina 28 – UCF 20
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