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East Carolina PiratesMemphis Tigers
Oct 15, 7:00 PM | Turf of Liberty Bowl

East Carolina Pirates vs Memphis Tigers Odds

1-4TEAM RECORD1-5

The Tigers hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Pirates pay a visit to Liberty Bowl in Week 7 betting action.

This season the Tigers are 1-5 overall and 2-4 ATS against the number, while the Pirates are 1-4 and 2-3 ATS. As for the totals, Memphis is 2-4 on the OU, and East Carolina is 1-4.

View East Carolina vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this one will find them as 16.5-point underdogs. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Tigers and the No. 68-ranked Pirates, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 9-4 result in favor of the Pirates.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 116-ranked offense (13.5 PPG) against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 116 at 37.4 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 202.2 yards per game, less than the Pirates give up through the air (218.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Pirates feature the league's No. 104-rated road run defense, allowing 215 yards per game. Memphis, meanwhile, ranks No. 113 in rushing offense at home.

East Carolina was a 56-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Houston. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (59) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Memphis was a 28-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rice. They failed to cover the 20.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (34) made winners of UNDER bettors.

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 0-10

A few Pirates at Tigers trends to consider:
East Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing East Carolina
Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Memphis is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
East Carolina at Navy, Saturday, October 22
Memphis at Tulane, Saturday, October 22

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