Free Week 10 Prediction: Pirates vs Golden Hurricanes Odds
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(3-5) ECU Pirates vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (6-2)
Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: Tulsa -8.5
NCAA Betting Total: 75
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It wasn’t too long ago that we’d be looking a matchup between East Carolina and Tulsa and thinking the Pirates were the clear favorite.
But college football is a cruel mistress and volatile sport, and as such the Golden Hurricanes now find themselves with the advantage over the Pirates, as they look towards finishing their 2016 campaign on a high note.
East Carolina, on the other hand, will be looking to salvage their season after recently halting a five-game skid that saw tough losses to the likes of UCF, South Florida, and Cincinnati.
Despite the disparity in their records this game has the makings of a fun Saturday night contest, as both teams sport explosive offenses.
Combine that with lackluster defensive performances by both teams this year and we may be looking at a lot of points on the board.
After a 2-0 star to the season the East Carolina Pirates fell flat on their face, dropping five games before halting the skid last week against Connecticut to the tune of a 41-3 win that saw their offense come back to life.
Still, the Pirates are in danger of their second losing season in as many years and face a tough task in Tulsa, SMU, Navy, and Temple to round out the schedule.
Getting off to a slow start in their last game, East Carolina used a brilliant third quarter that saw them put up 17 points to turn a so-so game into a blowout. They controlled all aspects of the game and looked like the commanding team of old.
Offensively the Pirates can still be potent through the air. Though their running game could use some work East Carolina’s passing attack is one of the better ones in the nation and could expose the Golden Hurricanes on the defensive side of the ball.
They’ll have to keep up with Tulsa, however, as their defense has not done much to impress opponents in 2016, surrendering over 30 points in five of their games.
Tulsa Golden Hurricanes
Watch out, college football nation, Tulsa football is coming.
A year after finishing 6-7 and two years after finishing just 2-10, the Golden Hurricanes stand at 6-2 on the year with four games remaining and a real shot to walk away with a 10-2 record on the year.
Oh, and their only two losses on the year?
A forgivable loss to Ohio State and a nail-biter against Houston.
What has worked for Tulsa in 2016 has been their potent and open offense, an offense Les Miles is reportedly studying during his down time from coaching.
QB Dane Evans has been great at distributing the ball to his playmakers while the combination of his legs and RB James Flanders make the Golden Hurricanes lethal on the ground.
With a matchup against Navy looming on the horizon Tulsa needs to use the game against East Carolina to answer some defensive questions while forwarding their offensive momentum.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 9-1 in ECU last 10 conference games.
- ECU are 4-16 ATS in their last 20 conference games.
- ECU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November.
- Over is 16-4 in TLSA last 20 conference games.
- TLSA are 2-7-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Over is 23-8 in TLSA last 31 games on fieldturf.
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ECU’s passing attack could make this game more interesting than many think it will be.
Tulsa is a good football team but does have issues stopping opponents from reaching the end zone.
As such, this could be quite the high-scoring affair and I think it will turn out to be that way.
While the Pirates aren’t as intimidating as they used to be, they’ll make a game of this one against the Golden Hurricanes.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Tulsa -8.5
Even though East Carolina should present Tulsa with a surprising challenge I still think Tulsa will come away with a win in this one, a game that should be a high-scoring affair.
The Golden Hurricanes may be looking ahead to their date with Navy in the coming weeks but will still keep themselves grounded enough to fly past the Pirates on Saturday.
Week 10 Free Score Prediction: ECU 24 – Tulsa 38
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