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BYU Cougars at East Carolina Pirates Week 8 Betting Pick and Odds

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the BYU Cougars on Saturday when they take on the East Carolina Pirates at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 7.5 for the East Carolina Pirates . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 31-11 win for the Cougars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates are 1-6 so far on the season, and 1-6 ATS vs the point spread. The BYU Cougars, meanwhile, are 1-6 and 0-7 ATS. Those over under betting have seen East Carolina go 5-2 and the BYU Cougars go 2-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and East Carolina vs BYU injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the East Carolina Pirates rated this week at No. 143 and the BYU Cougars sitting at No. 100.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits East Carolina's No. 106-ranked offense, averaging 22 PPG, against a BYU defense that ranks No. 78 this week at 27.29 PPG. The East Carolina aerial game is averaging 286.57 yards per game, more than the BYU Cougars secondary allows through the air, 206.71 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the BYU Cougars own the league's No. 102-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 237.33 yards per game when on the road. East Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 128 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

BYU didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as Mississippi State blasted them 35-10 in Week 7 action.

East Carolina was hammered in its last outing, as UCF ran up a 63-21 score against them at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Brigham Young is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Brigham Young is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Brigham Young's last 15 games
  • Brigham Young is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
  • East Carolina is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 6 games
  • East Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU home to San Jose State, Saturday, October 28th
East Carolina at Houston, Saturday, October 28th