Free Week 8 Prediction: Cougars vs Pirates Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(1-6) BYU Cougars vs. East Carolina Pirates (1-6)
Date: Saturday, October 21st 2017
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Greenville, NC
NCAA Football Spread: BYU -5.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
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This game against two six loss teams is one that will not be on most peoples radar come this Saturday. But, since someone has to win and gain momentum in this game it will be the one who scores a crazy amount.
Both Defenses from each team are so bad that the offenses even though they have been struggling will be able to gain yards. We should see a big time scoring game from both teams in the first to 60.
The Cougars and their quarterbacks have been really banged up and not as healthy as they usually are. This has been the biggest change as the team has all three quarterbacks on the roster injured.
The key to the Cougars success is going to be their offense and specifically the run game. Because all of the quarterbacks are banged up they will need their line to play well so they can move the ball.
East Carolina Pirates
Thomas Sirk is the leader of the East Carolina offense and has thrown for over 1400 yards this season. But, he has turned the ball over 8 times by interception has not played up to par.
This game will be all about the turnovers as the Pirates are going to be able to move the ball. Because they will be able to move the ball they cannot give away possessions as they will become huge.
We know the defense is not going to play well so we can scrap that side of the ball altogether. If the under/over was 120 I would even go over in this one.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- BYU are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 12-2 in BYU last 14 non-conference games.
- Under is 12-3 in BYU last 15 games overall.
- ECU are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games in October.
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Both of these teams have played completely awful in the first half of the season. We will see if either of the teams can bounce back but I believe more in the home team in this one in East Carolina.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: ECU +5.5
There is going to be a lot of points scored in this game, which means that I believe in the Pirates to score enough. The quarterback play for the East Carolina squad has just better.
East Carolina should be able to move the ball but so should BYU. But, the key is going to be the 4th quarter stops in this game for the Pirates to cover the points.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: BYU 35 – East Carolina 45
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