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Birmingham Bowl College Football Betting Odds with Pick - East Carolina Pirates vs Florida Gators

East Carolina Pirates

vs

Florida Gators
Saturday, January 03, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Legion Field

The Florida Gators will be gunning for their ninth ATS win in their last 12 bowl game appearances when they face the East Carolina Pirates in the Birmingham Bowl. The Gators are 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall, with the total finishing UNDER in both of their SU losses, bucking a 7-1 trend by the OVER in Florida's previous eight.

The Pirates are 5-1 ATS over the past two seasons when pegged as underdogs, but are just 1-7 ATS in their last eight overall, while the OVER is a solid 5-1-1 in their last seven. The OVER prevailed in the last two former Compass Bowls, ending a stretch of six straight playing UNDER the posted total.

East Carolina Pirates vs Florida Gators Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting East Carolina Pirates opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Computer Prediction: East Carolina Pirates vs Florida Gators Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 29-24 win for the Gators on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

East Carolina Pirates vs Florida Gators Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Florida Gators are 6-5 ATS. East Carolina is 6-6 against the over under total, while Florida is 8-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs East Carolina injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Florida Gators rated this week at No. 40 and the East Carolina Pirates sitting at No. 25.

How East Carolina Pirates vs Florida Gators Stats Matchup

The game also pits Florida's No. 57-ranked offense, averaging 30.45 PPG, against a East Carolina defense that ranks No. 57 this week at 25.67 PPG. The Florida aerial game is averaging 180.73 yards per game, less than the East Carolina Pirates secondary allows through the air, 262.58 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the East Carolina Pirates own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 127.17 yards per game when on the road. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 71 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, East Carolina's aerial attack generated 397 yards but it was the Knights coming away with a 32-30 victory over East Carolina at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

In their last game, the Gators were Week 14 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-19 score against Florida State.

East Carolina Pirates vs Florida Gators Betting Odds Trends

East Carolina is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
East Carolina is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 11 games

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