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Pirates host Knights in Week 12 action

Central Florida KnightsEast Carolina Pirates
Nov 19, 7:00 PM | Grass of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Central Florida Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

4-6TEAM RECORD4-6

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium features a battle between the host East Carolina Pirates and the visiting Central Florida Knights in betting action Saturday.

They bring a 4-6 record (6-4 ATS) to the Week 12 battle against the 4-6 Knights, who are 4-6 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen East Carolina go 3-7 so far and the Knights go 3-7.

View Central Florida vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Pirates were listed as 7-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Pirates sit at No. 57 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Knights are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knights will win this game 35-18.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's No. 78-ranked offense (25 PPG) against a Knights defense that ranks No. 10 at 16.8 PPG. The Pirates passing attack has averaged 294.5 yards per game, more than the Knights give up through the air (188.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Knights feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 124.2 yards per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 118 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 30-29 loser as they battled Southern Miss on the road. Central Florida covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 22-17 loser as they battled Texas El Paso on the road. East Carolina covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 39 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Knights at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Central Florida's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games when playing East Carolina
Central Florida is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Central Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of East Carolina's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games when playing Central Florida

Next up:
Central Florida home to Texas El Paso, Saturday, November 26
East Carolina at Marshall, Saturday, November 26

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