Free Week 7 Prediction: Cougars vs Pirates Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(2-3) Houston Cougars vs. East Carolina Pirates (4-1)
Date: Saturday, October 13th 2018
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: -16.5
NCAA Betting Total: 67.5
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Houston travels to Greenville to take on the East Carolina Pirates in American Athletic Conference action on Saturday night.
The Cougars are coming off a 41-26 victory over Tulsa last week, a game that was a lot closer than the final score relays, while the Pirates are coming off 49-6 beat down against Temple on the road.
The Cougars keep on rolling. Nearly halfway through the season, the one blemish on Houston’s resume is that week 3 loss to Texas Tech. But ever since then, the Cougs seem to be back.
This Cougars team has an offense that is scary good. Coming into this weekend they are averaging 50 points per game, yes that is fifty, they could really put a hurting on the Pirates.
Defensively things look pretty good too for Houston. Teams are averaging 29.6 on the Cougars this year. If you take the one loss out of consideration (when the Cougars gave up 63 to Texas Tech), Houston is only giving up 21.25 points per game.
East Carolina Pirates
Nothing has been going the Pirates way this season, it seems. With only one decisive win on the year, when they beat North Carolina 41-19, the road looks to keep getting tougher for East Carolina. After this game they host #10 UCF, so a loss here could really put the Pirates in a world of hurt.
The Pirates can put some points on the board, they just seem to not be able to do it with regular consistency. Twice this year they have scored over 35 points, but they are only averaging 20 points a game on the year.
This team is pretty bad defensively though. Giving up an average of 30.2 points per game, but only giving up more than 30 points twice. I think that stat will change this weekend though. The Cougars offense is the best they have ran into this whole year.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- East Carolina leads the all time series 7-6.
- Houston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 road games.
- Total has gone OVER in 4 of 5 Houston/East Carolina games.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
Houston will most likely run away with this one. In fact, it shouldn’t be close at all. The total is nearly 70 points, but don’t let that scare you away from betting on that line.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Houston -16.5. Free ATS or O/U final score pick provided below!
Take Houston to cover the spread. This game won’t be close at all. The closest margin of victory so far this year in a Houston game was 15 points, last week vs. Tulsa.
But Houston is getting back some key players on defense this week, so the score should be a lot more lopsided than last weeks game.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Houston 45 – East Carolina 24
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