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East Carolina Pirates vs South Florida Bulls Week 7 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

East Carolina Pirates


South Florida Bulls
Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Raymond James Stadium

The AAC's East Carolina Pirates will continue its initial run through their new conference with a trip to South Florida to face the Bulls. The Pirates improved to 4-1 SU on the year, but they failed to cover for the first time this season in last Saturday's 45-24 victory over SMU as heavy 38-point home favorites.

Their last time out the Bulls lost to Wisconsin 27-10, but they did cover as 33-point road underdogs. They are now 2-3 SU (3-2 ATS).These two teams last met in 2006 and South Florida has a 3-1 edge ATS in the last four meetings.

East Carolina Pirates vs South Florida Bulls Opening Odds and Betting Line

The East Carolina Pirates were listed as -14.5-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week.

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Computer Prediction: East Carolina Pirates vs South Florida Bulls Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 40-17 result in favor of 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 South Florida Bulls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 117-rated South Florida Bulls and the No. 15-rated East Carolina Pirates in this matchup.

How East Carolina Pirates vs South Florida Bulls Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the South Florida Bulls No. 114-ranked offense (19.4 PPG) against a East Carolina Pirates defense that ranks No. 68 at 25.2 PPG. The South Florida Bulls passing attack has averaged 148 yards per game, less than the East Carolina Pirates give up through the air (260.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the East Carolina Pirates own the league's No. 39-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 133 yards per game when on the road. South Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 90 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Shane Carden's 410-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as East Carolina earned a 45-24 win over Southern Methodist on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

In their last game, the Bulls were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-10 score against Wisconsin.

East Carolina Pirates vs South Florida Bulls Betting Odds Trends

East Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of East Carolina's last 10 games
South Florida is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of South Florida's last 9 games
South Florida is 4-17-1 ATS in its last 22 games at home
South Florida is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Connecticut, Thursday, October 23rd
South Florida at Tulsa, Saturday, October 18th