Free Week 5 Prediction: Pirates vs. Panthers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(0-1) East Carolina Pirates vs. Georgia State Panthers (0-1)
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Center Parc Credit Union Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia
NCAA Football Spread: Georgia State -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: O/U 69.5
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One of these two teams will pick up their first win of the season as the ECU Pirates come to Atlanta to face the Georgia State Panthers. ECU is coming off a crushing loss against UCF while the Panthers haven’t played in two weeks but lost their first game to ULL.
East Carolina Pirates
The Pirates were dominated by UCF in their first game of the season. The Golden Knights put up 51 points on the Pirates defense and had some held the ball for over 40 minutes of the game. ECU will try to bounce back here against a much easier Georgia State team.
Junior Holton Ahlers Ahlers is under center for the Pirates once again for the third season. Ahlers completed 14 of 29 passes for 219 yards to go along with three touchdowns in the opener. He struggled to get the ball out quick forcing some inaccuracy issues.
East Carolina’s defense has to be better in this one or they are going to get boat raced once again. They are going up against a weaker offensive team than UCF, but Georgia State can still put up points in a hurry. Sophomore linebacker Shawn Dorseau leads the team in tackles thus far with eight on the season and has two passes deflected to is credit as well. He is the leader of the Pirates defense and needs someone else to step with him.
Georgia State Panthers
The Panthers were supposed to play Charlotte this past weekend, but the game was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests. The tests ended up being false positives and when the teams tried to reschedule it was too late.
Georgia State took the loss in their 2020 debut but was very close to upsetting the ranked ULL Cajuns after taking a 14-point lead into the third quarter. The Panthers eventually lost in overtime but showed the Sun Belt that they are not to be messed with this season.
Freshman QB Cornelious Brown leads the Georgia State offensive attack and has duel threat ability. Brown completed 22 of 39 passes for 196 yards to go with a passing touchdown in his first FBS game. Brown also had 64 yards on the ground and a score to his credit on the day.
Jordan Strachen highlights the Georgia State defensive front. The junior linebacker has turned heads on the coaching staff this season and leads the team in sacks through a game. He was very involved in disrupting players in the backfield against ULL, so look for him to cause some destruction in this one.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- East Carolina is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 7 games.
- East Carolina is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
- Georgia State is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Georgia State is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
- Georgia State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
- Georgia State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in October.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick:
I think Georgia State has the advantage in this matchup and should be able to put enough points on the board with their freshman QB. Cornelious Brown may be a household name in college football these next coming years with the talent he posses in the passing game and running game. I like him to shred this East Carolina defense and lead his team to the first win in his college career. I’m laying the points with Georgia State as I think they will cover the -2.5.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Georgia State -2.5
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