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East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Week 5 Betting Prediction and Odds

Gerald J. Ford Stadium features a battle between the host Southern Methodist Mustangs and the visiting East Carolina Pirates in college football betting action Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Southern Methodist Mustangs here saw them at Bovada as 6.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 34-20 win for the Pirates on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Methodist will face the 2-2 East Carolina Pirates, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 3-1 so far this season while the Pirates are 3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Southern Methodist vs East Carolina injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 122 (Southern Methodist Mustangs) and the No. 34 (East Carolina Pirates) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Southern Methodist Mustangs No. 54-ranked offense (33.5 PPG) against a East Carolina Pirates defense that ranks No. 94 at 31 PPG. The Southern Methodist Mustangs passing attack has averaged 232.25 yards per game, more than the East Carolina Pirates give up through the air (191 YPG on average).

Defensively, the East Carolina Pirates feature the league's No. 113-rated road run defense, allowing 291.5 yards per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, ranks No. 35 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Pirates were Week 4 winners, coming out on top of the Hokies by a score of 35-28.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • East Carolina is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • East Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games
  • Southern Methodist is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Southern Methodist is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina at BYU, Saturday, October 10th
Southern Methodist at Houston, Thursday, October 8th