East Carolina Pirates (2-6) at Tulane Green Wave (4-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 10, 2018, 4:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Tulane Green Wave -15 -- Over/Under:
The East Carolina Pirates and Tulane Green Wave meet Saturday in college football action at Yulman Stadium.
The East Carolina Pirates could use a win to snap a four-game losing streak and keep their slim bowl hopes alive for another week. The East Carolina Pirates have lost five straight road games. Reid Herring is completing 55.4 percent of his passes for 1,502 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions. Herring and Holton Ahlers have combined for 11 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. Trevon Brown and Deondre Farrier have combined for 1,210 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Blake Proehl has 25 receptions. The East Carolina Pirates ground game is averaging 117.1 yards per contest, and Holton Ahlers leads the way with 374 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, East Carolina is allowing 36.1 points and 396.6 yards per game. Devon Sutton leads the East Carolina Pirates with 57 tackles, Nate Harvey has 8.5 sacks and Corey Seargent has two interceptions.
The Tulane Green Wave look for a third straight victory while getting back to a .500 record. The Tulane Green Wave have split their last four home games. Jonathan Banks is completing 51.8 percent of his passes for 1,074 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Banks and Justin McMillan have combined for eight touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. Darnell Mooney and Terren Encalade have combined for 1,086 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Stephon Huderson has four receptions. The Tulane Green Wave ground game is averaging 222 yards per contest, and Darius Bradwell leads the way with 752 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Tulane is allowing 26.7 points and 419.2 yards per game. Zachery Harris leads the Tulane Green Wave with 60 tackles, Patrick Johnson has 6.5 sacks and Donnie Lewis Jr. has three interceptions.
The Pirates are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games in November, 6-18 ATS in their last 24 road games and 14-38-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Green Wave are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in November, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The Pirates are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Tulane and the home team is 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Green Wave last 7 games overall and the over is 6-1 in Pirates last 7 road games.
The East Carolina Pirates have been getting destroyed on both sides of the ball lately and are being outscored by 27.5 points during their four-game losing streak. The Tulane Green Wave went from being the team that can't finish and losing tight games to winning three of their last five contests, which includes back-to-back road victories. The East Carolina Pirates have failed to cover their last four games as a double-digit underdog. The Tulane Green Wave have covered six of their last seven games as a double-digit favorite. ECU hasn't been competitive in any of its recent games and is playing a Tulane team that needs a victory here to have any real shot of going bowling. Not to mention the Green Wave are currently playing their best ball in quite some time. I'll eat the chalk.