East Carolina vs. Cincinnati (11/11 @ 8:00 PM EST.)
Line: Cincinnati (-6)
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 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’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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