Free Week 2 Prediction: Pirates vs Mountaineers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-1) East Carolina Pirates vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (0-1)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Dowdy Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: West Virgina -24
NCAA Betting Total: 66
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The East Carolina Pirates visit the West Virginia Mountaineers in week two of the season. East Carolina is 0-1 losing the first game of the year to FCS James Madison.
West Virginia lost to West Virginia 0-1 in week one, 31-24.
The Pirates are looking to turn things around against a talented Mountaineer team who narrowly lost to Virginia Tech in week one. East Carolina’s defense was destroyed in the run game in week one. Hopefully the Pirates can figure it out this week.
East Carolina Pirates
East Carolina is looking at what changes need to be made on the defensive side of the ball. James Madison University obliterated the Pirates rush defense. East Carolina allowed 422 total rushing yards last week and a 34-14 loss.
The defense allowed 614 total to the Dukes. Running back Cardon Jones ran for a career best 265 yards. The bad thing for the Pirates is they allowed that from an FCS school. It’s going to be a challenge for the Pirates to right the ship in week two.
East Carolina trailed the entire game against the Dukes last week. The Pirates generated 362 total yards on offense. Senior quarterback Thomas Sirk had 210 yards passing and two interceptions in last weeks loss.
West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia is looking to bounce back from last weeks heartbreaking loss against Virginia Tech. The Mountaineers played well. They offense had 592 total yard for the game, but could not seem to get the win.
West Virginia never had the lead in last weeks game. This week, the team will be focused on the run game offensively. The Mountaineers had 221 yards rushing in the week one loss. I’m sure West Virginia has studied the film on East Carolina’s suspect run defense.
Dark horse Heisman candidate Will Grier had 371 passing yards in last weeks loss. He completed 31 of 53 pass and had three touchdowns and one interception in the loss.
The defense allowed 496 total yards last week.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 6-2 in ECU last 8 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in ECU last 8 non-conference games.
- Over is 6-2 in ECU last 8 games in September.
- Under is 23-5 in WVU last 28 games on fieldturf.
- Under is 22-7 in WVU last 29 games as a favorite
- Under is 14-5 in WVU last 19 home games.
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The Mountaineers should be able to put up a ton of rushing yards against a weak East Carolina defense. The only problem for the mountaineer may be their defense. They must get stops and not allow ECU to get in sink offensively
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: East Carolina +24
Expect ECU to look rattled early. This will be the first game of the season for the Mountaineers at Morgantown. That can be a tough environment to play in especially if your not that good to begin with.
Expect the offense to be clicking early and through out the game against East Carolina. The Pirates might score first, but don’t expect them to win. West Virginia will win in blowout fashion this week at home.
Take the Mountaineers to cover the spread in this one.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: East Carolina 58 – West Virginia 24
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