Golden Eagles host Pirates in Week 3 action
East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
The visiting Pirates hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at MM Roberts Stadium against the Golden Eagles.
The Golden Eagles are 0-1 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Pirates, meanwhile, are 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Southern Miss go 1-0 and the Pirates go 1-0 on the totals.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 8-point favorites in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 82 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 45 (Pirates) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 22-2 result in favor of the Pirates is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Miss's No. 97-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 91 this week at 30.5 PPG. The Golden Eagles aerial game is averaging 75 yards per game, less than the Pirates secondary allows through the air, 348.5 YPG per game.
Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 48-10 loser as they battled South Carolina on the road. East Carolina failed to cover in the match as a 21-point underdog, while 58 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Justin Hardy did much of the damage, producing 111 receiving yards but East Carolina managed to defeat the Pirates 48-10 at Williams-Brice Stadium.
In their last action, Southern Miss was a 49-20 loser on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (69) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Southern Miss didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cornhuskers as Nebraska blasted them 49-20 in Week 1 action.
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Pirates at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of East Carolina's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Miss
East Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
East Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Southern Miss is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing East Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 7 games
East Carolina at North Carolina, Saturday, September 22
Southern Miss at Western Kentucky, Saturday, September 22