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Week 9 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - East Carolina Pirates vs Houston Cougars

The Cougars hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Houston Cougars pay a visit to TDECU Stadium in Week 9 betting action.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 41-13 win for the Cougars. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

East Carolina Pirates vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars currently sport a record of 4-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-4 ATS. The East Carolina Pirates are 2-6 and 2-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Houston Cougars post a 1-6 over under record this season, while the East Carolina Pirates have gone 5-3 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs East Carolina injuries news.

The game pits the Houston Cougars, currently No. 48 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the East Carolina Pirates, who rate No. 139 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Cougars No. 75-ranked offense (27.29 PPG) against a East Carolina Pirates defense that ranks No. 129 at 45.88 PPG. The Houston Cougars passing attack has averaged 270.43 yards per game, less than the East Carolina Pirates give up through the air (325.25 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the East Carolina Pirates own the league's No. 95-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 213.67 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 54 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Davon Grayson was good for 164 receiving yards in the Pirates's most recent action, helping his team to a 33-17 victory over the Cougars.

Kyle Postma led the way last time out for the Cougars, connecting for 315 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 42-38 loss to the Cougars at TDECU Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
  • East Carolina is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 7 games
  • East Carolina is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina at UCONN, Saturday, November 4th
Houston at USF, Saturday, October 28th