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College Football Betting Line Favors the East Carolina Pirates over the SMU Mustangs

The East Carolina Pirates will try to pick up win and cover the spread at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the SMU Mustangs in Week 11 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the East Carolina Pirates sat as -5-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game on Saturday 33-24. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

SMU Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates sit at 3-6 (3-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the SMU Mustangs are currently 4-5 (6-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? East Carolina is 4-5 OU, and SMU is 3-6 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and East Carolina vs SMU injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 52-rated East Carolina Pirates and the No. 104-rated SMU Mustangs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits East Carolina's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 28.5 PPG, against a SMU defense that ranks No. 89 this week at 30.38 PPG. The East Carolina aerial game is averaging 353.38 yards per game, more than the SMU Mustangs secondary allows through the air, 247.88 YPG per game.

Defensively, the SMU Mustangs feature the league's No. 0-rated road run defense, allowing 228.8 yards per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 0 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

SMU was hammered in its last outing, as Memphis ran up a 51-7 score against them at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

Gardner Minshew's 336-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Tulsa earned a 45-24 win over East Carolina on Saturday at Chapman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Methodist's last 10 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • East Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
  • East Carolina is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

SMU home to USF, Saturday, November 19th
East Carolina home to Navy, Saturday, November 19th