East Carolina at Tulsa Golden 10/30/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-1) vs East Carolina Pirates (1-3)
Game Info: Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium)
Betting Odds: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -17.5 -- Over/Under: 61 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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East Carolina faces Tulsa on Friday, October 30th at Chapman Stadium for week nine of NCAA football action.
East Carolina was on its bye week in week eight after playing in four straight weeks. East Carolina's last game was a 27-23 home loss to Navy in week seven. East Carolina is now 1-3 on the year and 1-2 in conference play this season, as the team's only win came against lowly USF in week six. East Carolina's offense has not been the team's problem, as the Pirates score an average of 31.0 points per game while earning 387.3 total yards per contest as well. East Carolina has struggled badly on the defensive side of the ball, allowing the opposition to score 37.8 points per game and earn over 200 yards passing and rushing per contest also. East Carolina is coming off its best defensive showing against a ground-and-pound style Navy team, and even in that game, East Carolina conceded 27 points.
Tulsa defeated USF on Friday night of week eight of the college football season by the final score of 42-13. Tulsa was in control of that game from the start, and Tulsa was able to really push away from USF in the second half. Tulsa is now 2-1 on the year and a perfect 2-1 in conference play this season, as Tulsa's only loss of the season came against the Big 12's Oklahoma State. Tulsa upset #11 UCF in its second game of the season, and this Tulsa team seems to be the strongest we have seen in recent seasons. Tulsa scores 27.7 points per game and only allows 18.3 points per game to the opposition, even in a high-flying conference like the American.
This is plainly said a mismatch. Tulsa has looked solid on both sides of the ball this season, and I think Tulsa will roll at home in this one. East Carolina has shown improvements this season, but improvements alone will not be enough for an upset here. I will take Tulsa by 20 points at home.