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Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction vs East Carolina Pirates in Week 12 College Football Odds

East Carolina Pirates


Cincinnati Bearcats
Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium

The East Carolina Pirates look to beat the Cincinnati Bearcats for the first time in four meetings when they battle in a key AAC matchup on Thursday night. The Pirates are coming off a bye after a surprising 20-10 loss to the Temple Owls two weeks ago as 10-point road favorites to drop their fourth straight game against the spread.

The Bearcats also had a bye last week, but they have won three in a row both straight-up and ATS following a 38-14 rout of the Tulane Green Wave as 4.5-point road favorites on October 31. Cincinnati has not only won the last three meetings with East Carolina but also gone 3-1 ATS in the past four games between the teams.

East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans going with the Cincinnati Bearcats in this game found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

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Computer Prediction: East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 34-32 win for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the East Carolina Pirates have seen them go 6-2 and 4-4 ATS so far this season, while the Cincinnati Bearcats are at 5-3 and 4-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 3-5, while the Pirates are 3-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs East Carolina injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 56-rated Cincinnati Bearcats and the No. 29-rated East Carolina Pirates in this matchup.

How East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Cincinnati Bearcats No. 32-ranked offense (34.75 PPG) against a East Carolina Pirates defense that ranks No. 38 at 23 PPG. The Cincinnati Bearcats passing attack has averaged 308.5 yards per game, more than the East Carolina Pirates give up through the air (242.62 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the East Carolina Pirates own the league's No. 10-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 106 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 93 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chris Hairston ran through the Temple defense for 153 yards in East Carolina's last game, handing the Owls a 20-10 setback on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Rod Moore went over the 100-yard mark (124) in his team's latest effort as Cincinnati defeated Tulane by a score of 38-14 on Friday.

East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Odds Trends

East Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of East Carolina's last 7 games
East Carolina is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Cincinnati is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Tulane, Saturday, November 22nd
Cincinnati at Connecticut, Saturday, November 22nd