Free Week 7 Prediction: Midshipmen vs Pirates Odds
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(4-1) Navy Midshipmen vs. East Carolina Pirates (2-4)
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Navy -3
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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After their epic win in Week 6, the Midshipmen look to avoid a let down here when they take on the East Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.
ECU has dropped 4 straight games and limps into action here as they look to pull off the home upset.
Stopping the triple option is always a tough task for teams facing Navy.
For the Midshipmen to do what they did against one of the top defenses in the nation in Houston on Saturday was quite the feat.
Navy ran the ball 63 times for 306 yards en route to an upset win over #6 Houston. The victory moved Navy to 4-1 and it moved them to 3-0 in AAC play as they now control the West.
For them here, it’s about avoiding a let down after the big win. Navy has held off Tulane on the road and endured their only loss of the season when they went on the road to take on Air Force.
Defense could be the biggest key for them here. They had Cougars QB Greg Ward flustered all night and despite allowing 40 points, they still managed a pick six and forced him into a lot of bad decisions.
Look for them to do the same here in this one, as the Pirates offense has really been struggling in the turnover department along with finishing drives.
East Carolina Pirates
The East Carolina Pirates secured wins over Western Carolina State and had an upset win over NC State to start their season off as things were looking good for the program.
However, since that upset win over NC State, things have came to a crashing halt.
ECU has dropped 4 straight to South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Central Florida, and now South Florida. The good news for the 2-4 Pirates is that they have endured a tough schedule through their first 6.
With an 0-2 start in AAC play, it’s likely the Pirates will be playing just to qualify for a bowl game this season and figuring out things on defense is going to be a start.
ECU has allowed 195 yards on the ground, which ranks 95th in the nation. That doesn’t bode well here against the option of the Midshipmen.
The Pirates must stack the box and find a way to slow this attack down by getting in the backfield. The more they get pushed back early from the Navy front, the more worn out this team will get.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Midshipmen are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Midshipmen are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win.
- Pirates are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Pirates are 8-23 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Pirates are 3-15 ATS in their last 18 conference games.
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This just isn’t a good matchup for ECU.
The triple option offense is going to cause a lot of fits for the Pirates as they’ll struggle all night long.
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Expect the Midshipmen to run wild here in this one, as they wear the Pirates defensive front down.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: Navy 45- ECU 30
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