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Tulsa vs. East Carolina - 11/28/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

East Carolina Pirates (7-3) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-9)

College Football: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm (Chapman Stadium)

The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +16 -- Over/Under: 66.5 See the Latest Odds


The East Carolina Pirates and Tulsa Golden Hurricane play Friday night at Chapman Stadium.

The East Carolina Pirates have split their last four games and hope to get back to .500 on the road. Shane Carden is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 21 touchdowns and five interceptions, as East Carolina as the second-rated passing game in the country. Carden has five total touchdowns and zero picks in his last two games and East Carolina has 31 passing plays of 25 or more yards. East Carolina has won 14 of its last 15 games when passing for at least two touchdowns. Justin Hardy and Cam Worthy have combined for more than 1,800 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Isaiah Jones has 11 receptions in his last two games. East Carolina’s ground game is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, as Breon Allen leads the way with 808 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, the East Carolina Pirates are allowing 24.4 points, 326.6 yards, and they’ve forced 17 sacks and 13 turnovers. Zeek Bigger leads ECU with 106 tackles and Montese Overton has nine tackles for loss.

Tulsa vs. East Carolina - 11/28/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are looking to end their season on a positive note with just their third win. Dane Evans is completing 56 percent of his passes for 22 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Evans has nine total touchdowns and six interceptions in his last three games, and Tulsa has 27 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Keevan Lucas and Keyarris Garrett have combined for more than 1,700 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Bishop Louie has 10 catches in his last three games. Tulsa is averaging 3.7 yards per carry, as Zack Langer leads the way with 801 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are allowing 38.4 points, 484.6 yards, and they’ve forced 20 sacks and 14 turnovers. Michael Mudoh leads Tulsa with 106 tackles and Derrick Alexander has 11 tackles for loss. Tulsa has allowed 30-plus points in 14 of its last 16 games.

The Pirates are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Pirates are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

Usually I would be all over East Carolina against one of the worst teams in the land. However, the Pirates have been very shaky on the road, as all three of their losses have come away from home and their two wins have been by a combined 18 points. This may be a game you're better off avoiding but if picking, I suggest taking the points as more of a fade away from ECU. 

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