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College Football Betting Preview: Tulane Green Wave vs. East Carolina Pirates
November 4, 2023
The AAC will have a featured matchup on ESPNU when the 24
-ranked Tulane Green Wave travel to Greenville, North Carolina to face the East Carolina Panthers at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 3:30 PM ET on Saturday afternoon in week 10 of the college football season.
The Tulane Green Wave enter this game ranked 24
in the College Football Playoff rankings with a record of 7-1 and are on a six-game winning streak following a 30-28 win on the road against the Rice Owls while failing to cover the 10-point spread as a road favorite in week 9 of the college football season.
Tulane scored 30 points while compiling a total of 457 yards offensively which included 263 passing yards and 194 rushing yards while allowing 28 points and 271 total yards defensively which included 189 passing yards and 82 rushing yards. Michael Pratt led the team in passing, completing 22 of 30 attempts for 263 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 40 yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts.
Makhi Hughes led the team in rushing with 23 carries for 153 yards while adding a reception for 12 yards. Chris Brazzell II led the team in receiving, catching five of six targets for 75 yards.
East Carolina enters this game with a record of 1-7 following a 27-41 loss on the road against the UTSA Roadrunners while covering the 17.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 9 of the college football season.
The Pirates scored 27 points while compiling a total of 366 yards offensively which included 225 passing yards and 141 rushing yards while allowing 41 points and 515 total yards defensively which included 395 passing yards and 120 rushing yards. Alex Flinn led the team in passing, completing 23 of 43 attempts for 225 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while also leading the team in rushing with 53 rushing yards on 20 attempts.
Jaylen Johnson led the team in receiving, catching eight of 11 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Tulane Green Wave listed as 17-point favorites on the road against the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday afternoon in week 10 of the college football season. Both teams are 5-5 in the last ten meetings while Tulane has won two of the last three games in the series.
The Green Wave are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three contests. The Tulane Green Wave are 3-5 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS on the road, 3-4 ATS as a favorite, and 1-3 ATS in conference games this season while the East Carolina Pirates are 3-5 ATS overall, 1-3 ATS at home, 2-4 ATS as an underdog, and 1-3 ATS in conference games on the year.
Tulane is the more talented team and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the previous three meetings. The Green Wave are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three contests.
The Pirates have been one of the worst teams at covering the spread at home this season going 1-3 ATS at home. As a result, I am laying the points with the Tulane Green Wave when they travel to face the East Carolina Pirates.
Spooky Express Pick: Tulane Green Wave -17
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