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Pirates battle Midshipmen in Week 9 odds

Navy MidshipmenEast Carolina Pirates
Oct 27, 3:30 PM | Grass of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Navy Midshipmen vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

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The Pirates will try to win and cover the spread at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Midshipmen in Week 9 action.

Supporters of the Midshipmen have seen them go 4-3 and 3-4 ATS so far this season, while the Pirates are at 5-3 and 5-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Pirates are 3-4, while the Midshipmen are 1-5.

View Navy vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Pirates here saw them open at 5Dimes as 3-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 95-rated Pirates and the No. 85-rated Midshipmen in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 24-22 win for the Pirates on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits East Carolina's No. 78-ranked offense, averaging 25.8 PPG, against a Midshipmen defense that ranks No. 44 this week at 23.3 PPG. The Pirates aerial game is averaging 265 yards per game, more than the Midshipmen secondary allows through the air, 197 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Midshipmen feature the league's No. 72-rated road run defense, allowing 181 yards per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 94 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Navy was a 31-30 winner at home against Indiana. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (61) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Midshipmen grabbed a Week 8 victory over the Hoosiers in their last game, winning 31-30 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

East Carolina was a 42-35 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UAB. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (77) made winners of OVER bettors. Shane Carden throttled the Blazers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 386 yards as East Carolina handed UAB a 42-35 defeat.

Navy Midshipmen Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

A few Midshipmen at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Navy's last 5 games on the road
Navy is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Navy is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
East Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games

Next up:
Navy home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, November 3
East Carolina home to Houston, Saturday, November 3