Tigers face Pirates in Week 7 odds
Memphis Tigers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds
The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between East Carolina and Memphis on Saturday, with the host Pirates trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.
They bring a 3-3 record (3-3 ATS) to the Week 7 battle against the 1-4 Tigers, who are 2-3 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen East Carolina go 2-3 so far and the Tigers go 2-2.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Pirates here saw them open at 5Dimes as 18-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: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 70 and the Tigers sitting at No. 123. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 18-15 result in favor of the Pirates this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's No. 107-ranked offense (20.5 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 88 at 29.8 PPG. The Pirates passing attack has averaged 237.7 yards per game, less than the Tigers give up through the air (246.4 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Tigers own the league's No. 102-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 237.5 yards per game when on the road. East Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 56 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Memphis was a 14-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rice. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (24) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Tigers grabbed a Week 6 victory over the Owls in their last game, winning 14-10 at Liberty Bowl.
East Carolina was a 40-20 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Central Florida. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (60) made winners of OVER bettors. East Carolina lost its last outing 40-20 against Central Florida on Thursday, getting a 119-yard receiving performance from Justin Hardy in a losing cause at Bright House Networks Stadium.
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 0-10
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Tigers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing East Carolina
Memphis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
Memphis is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
East Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis
East Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Memphis
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games when playing Memphis
Memphis home to Central Florida, Saturday, October 20
East Carolina at UAB, Saturday, October 20