East Carolina Pirates vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Tulsa Golden Hurricanes at East Carolina Pirates

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)

TLSA -5.5 O/U 61

TV: ESPNU

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3 - 8, 1 - 6 CONF) takes to the road this week as they play the East Carolina Pirates (4 - 7, 1 - 6 CONF). East Carolina will be hosting this game at the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC. East Carolina comes into this game feeling good after scoring a nice win over UCONN. Tulsa will be taking the field trying to forget last week's 10-point loss to Houston. 

Tulsa will come into this game looking to establish themselves early. Tulsa is scoring just 24 PPG on offense while averaging 397 yards from scrimmage per outing. QB Zach Smith (2,948 yards, 14 TD, 8 INT) can do some nice things with the ball, and we'll pay close attention to him throughout. Tulsa is surrendering 32 PPG on defense while showing glaring holes along the line of scrimmage. If ECU comes out running, Tulsa will be put to an immediate and important test.

East Carolina takes the field with a team that can do a little bit of everything. East Carolina is scoring 27 PPG on offense while racking up 434 yards from scrimmage. QB Holton Ahlers (3,079 yards, 18 TDs, 10 INTs) has been borderline great all season long, and he has a nice matchup here. East Carolina should be able to push the ball through the air while softening the Tulsa defense with their running game.

The Golden Hurricanes offense is playing slightly worse in this game than the Pirates. However, one thing the Pirates are worse at is the defense which has been at fault in a lot of the losses for the Pirates this year and it shows up in this game.  We like Tulsa to beat East Carolina in this game. Final Score Prediction, Tulsa Golden Hurricanes win, but do not cover 27 - 24.

Ben’s Pick East Carolina Pirates +5.5

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