East Carolina vs. Tulsa - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-8) at East Carolina Pirates (4-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)
The Line: East Carolina Pirates +5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: ESPNU Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and East Carolina Pirates meet Saturday in week 14 college football action at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane could use a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost four of their last five road games. Zach Smith is completing 56.4 percent of his passes for 2,948 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Smith has five touchdown passes and four interceptions in his last six games. Keylon Stokes and Sam Crawford Jr. have combined for 1,648 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Keenen Johnson has 41 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 120.1 yards per contest, and Shamari Brooks leads the way with 844 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 32 points and 395.8 yards per game. Cooper Edmiston leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 99 tackles, Trevis Gipson has eight sacks and Reggie Robinson II has four interceptions.
The East Carolina Pirates also look for a feel good win after losing five of their last six games. The East Carolina Pirates have lost three straight home games. Holton Ahlers is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 3,079 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Ahlers has 11 touchdown passes in his last three games. C.J. Johnson and Tyler Snead have combined for 1,471 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Blake Proehl has 46 receptions. The East Carolina Pirates ground game is averaging 147.3 yards per contest, and Demetrius Mauney leads the way with 428 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, East Carolina is allowing 32.3 points and 454.2 yards per game. Xavier Smith leads the East Carolina Pirates with 77 tackles, Kendall Futrell has 10 sacks and Ja'Quan McMillian has three interceptions.
The Golden Hurricane are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on grass, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-20-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Pirates are 13-33-1 ATS in their last 47 conference games, 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games in November and 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Pirates last 5 games overall. The under is 20-9 in Golden Hurricane last 29 games overall.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite. The East Carolina Pirates are 3-5 ATS in their last eight games as a home underdog. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane haven't had the easiest schedule in the world and have been somewhat competitive in their losses, so I'm not as down on this team as others. The East Carolina Pirates nearly blew a game against UConn as two-touchdown favorites and will now play for 18 seniors in their last game. While Tulsa is the better team, it's ECU that has the edge being at home and with it being senior day. I'll take a shot with the points.