Houston at East Carolina - 11/19/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

East Carolina Pirates (6-4) vs Houston Cougars (6-4)

Game Info: Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)

Betting Odds: East Carolina Pirates -5.5 -- Over/Under: 68.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Cougars will play the East Carolina Pirates in an AAC Game on Saturday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina.

The Houston Cougars are 6-4 (4-2) this season after they defeated Temple by a score of 43-36 in their last game. Houston was out gained in this game by a total of 533-485 and overcame two turnovers for the win. The Houston offense is averaging 37.2 points per game with 303.2 passing yards per game and 151.2 rushing yards per game. Clayton Tune has thrown for 3,024 yards, 31 touchdowns, and eight interceptions for the Cougars this season, while also rushing for 415 yards and five touchdowns. Stacy Sneed has rushed for 489 yards and five touchdowns, while Nathaniel Dell has caught 85 passes for 1,017 yards and 13 scores for Houston. The Houston defense is giving up 36.2 points per game and 441.4 yards per game.

The East Carolina Pirates are 6-4 (3-3) this season after they lost to Cincinnati by a score of 27-25 in their last game. East Carolina gained 454 total yards in this game, but couldn’t make enough big plays for the win. The ECU offense is averaging 31.8 points per game with 295.1 passing yards per game and 170.8 rushing yards per game. Holton Ahlers has thrown for 2,912 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five interceptions for the Pirates this season. Keaton Mitchell has rushed for 975 yards and 10 scores, while Isaiah Winstead has caught 72 passes for 929 yards and three touchdowns for East Carolina. The ECU defense is allowing 23.6 points per game and 384.1 yards per game.

Houston is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The over is 5-0 in Houston’s last 5 conference games. East Carolina is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games on grass and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games. The over is 13-6 in ECU’s last 19 November games.

Houston comes into this game playing horrible defense over their last two contests, while East Carolina has been a much better defensive team this year. Both of these teams are right in the middle of the pack in the AAC and have already reached 6 wins. East Carolina’s defense has been able to slow down a few high-powered offenses this year and I think they will do just enough in this game for the under to hit. Take the under here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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