East Carolina Pirates vs Tulane Green Wave Odds
The Pirates will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Green Wave in Tulane at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday in Week 12 action.
The Pirates will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Green Wave are 6-4 ATS. East Carolina is 5-4 against the total, while Tulane is 5-5 versus the number.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Green Wave in this one found them as 11-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 123 (Green Wave) and the No. 73 (Pirates) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 29-12 result in favor of the Pirates is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulane's No. 100-ranked offense, averaging 21.7 PPG, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 68 this week at 28.6 PPG. The Green Wave aerial game is averaging 272 yards per game, more than the Pirates secondary allows through the air, 256.3 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Pirates feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 120 yards per game. Tulane, meanwhile, ranks No. 124 in rushing offense at home.
East Carolina was a 48-28 winner in their most recent outing at home against Houston. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (76) made winners of OVER bettors. In East Carolina's last outing, Shane Carden threw for 305 yards to lead the Pirates over Houston 48-28 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
In their last action, Tulane was a 37-23 loser on the road against Memphis. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (60) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Ryan Grant was good for 113 receiving yards in the Green Wave's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 37-23 to the Green Wave.
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Pirates at Green Wave trends to consider:
East Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tulane
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of East Carolina's last 6 games when playing Tulane
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of East Carolina's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulane's last 6 games when playing East Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games at home
Tulane is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
East Carolina home to Marshall, Saturday, November 24
Tulane at Houston, Saturday, November 24