Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: East Carolina vs. Cincinnati (11/11/2022) - Taking Vegas



Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: East Carolina vs. Cincinnati (11/11/2022)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
November 10, 2022
Photo by: James Guillory - USA TODAY Sports

East Carolina vs. Cincinnati (11/11 @ 8:00 PM EST.)

Line: Cincinnati (-6)
Total: 53

ECU vs Cincinnati Breakdown and Betting Odds

This is a battle of the second and third ranked teams in the American Athletic Conference (AAC).

Cincinnati has only one conference loss while ECU has two.

Cincinnati is a six-point favorite, and the over/under has been set at 53.

ECU Overview

ECU comes in at 6-3 with losses to conference rivals Navy in overtime and undefeated Tulane (5-0). Their other loss was an opening day loss to North Carolina State by the score of 21-20. The Pirates enter the game with a three game winning streak.

QB Holton Ahlers has been solid all season with 18 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. He has thrown for 2,632 yards.

ECU also has a sold running game with Keaton Mitchell who has 863 yards and 9 touchdowns.

The wide receivers are led by Isaiah Winstead with 3 touchdowns and 871 yards.

The Pirates are averaging 32.5 points per game.

Cincinnati Overview

Cincinnati’s offensive leaders have similar statistics to ECU’s. Quarterback Ben Bryant also has thrown for 18 touchdowns with 6 interceptions for a total of 2,358 yards. The running game is led by Charles McClelland who has 6 touchdowns and 727 yards. Tyler Scott is the team’s star wide receiver with 8 touchdowns and 686 yards.

Cincinnati’s losses are an opening day loss to Arkansas and a late October loss to conference rival UCF. Cincinnati has yet to face conference leader Tulane.

Cincinnati scores an average of 33.2 points per game.

Free Pick: Over 53

This could be a shootout between two evenly matched teams. While the home team (Cincinnati) could pull out the victory, six points is a big spread between these conference rivals. It is more realistic for the teams to combine for over 53 points since their averages net almost 66 points per game.

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