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East Carolina Pirates Hosting the North Carolina Tar Heels Week 4 Odds and Betting Pick

North Carolina Tar Heels


East Carolina Pirates
Saturday, September 20, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

State bragging rights will be on the line this Saturday when North Carolina, out of the ACC, goes on the road to square off against the AAC's East Carolina Pirates. The Tar Heels won their first two games against Liberty and San Diego State, but they failed to cover as double-digit favorites at home. They are now just 1-3 ATS in their last four games.

The Pirates stunned then-No. 17 Virginia Tech 28-21 this past Saturday as 9.5-point road underdogs to move to 8-2 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games. East Carolina cruised to a 55-31 victory last year against the Tar Heels as 12.5-point road underdogs.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs East Carolina Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The East Carolina Pirates were sitting as 2-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

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Computer Prediction: North Carolina Tar Heels vs East Carolina Pirates Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 40-33 result in favor of the Tar Heels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs East Carolina Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-2 ATS against the spread this season, while the East Carolina Pirates are 3-0 ATS. North Carolina is 1-1 on the over under betting totals; East Carolina is 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and East Carolina vs North Carolina injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 15-rated East Carolina Pirates and the No. 19-rated North Carolina Tar Heels in this matchup.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

North Carolina was a 31-27 winner in their most recent outing at home against Aztecs. They failed to cover the -14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (58) made winners of UNDER bettors. Mack Hollins hauled in 2 passes for 110 yards against the San Diego State defense in the team's last game, leading North Carolina over the Aztecs 31-27 on Saturday.

East Carolina was a 28-21 winner in its last match on the road against Hokies. They covered the +10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 49 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Shane Carden's 427-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as East Carolina earned a 28-21 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday at Lane Stadium.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs East Carolina Pirates Betting Odds Trends

North Carolina is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
North Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
North Carolina is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
North Carolina is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
East Carolina is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
East Carolina is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
East Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina at Clemson, Saturday, September 27th
East Carolina home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, October 4th