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East Carolina Favored by -35.5 Against Southern Methodist on Saturday - Week 6 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

Southern Methodist Mustangs


East Carolina Pirates
Saturday, October 04, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

A potential huge mismatch in the AAC has the SMU Mustangs on the road against East Carolina this upcoming Saturday. The Mustangs have scored a grand total of just 12 points this season in four games. Their defense on the other hand as been torched for 43 points or more in all four contests.

The Pirates are coming off a bye after demolishing North Carolina 70-41 as 1.5-point home underdogs their last time out. They are 3-1 SU this season with a perfect 4-0 mark ATS. East Carolina is now 7-2 SU and 8-1 ATS in its last nine games.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The home East Carolina Pirates opened as -35.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Southern Methodist Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 42-16 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

East Carolina will face the 0-4 Southern Methodist Mustangs, who own a 0-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the East Carolina Pirates are 2-2 so far this season while the Mustangs are 3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and East Carolina vs Southern Methodist injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the East Carolina Pirates at No. 12 and the Southern Methodist Mustangs at No. 117 heading into this contest.

How Southern Methodist Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates Stats Matchup

The game also pits East Carolina's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 43.25 PPG, against a Southern Methodist defense that ranks No. 128 this week at 50.5 PPG. The East Carolina aerial game is averaging 392 yards per game, more than the Southern Methodist Mustangs secondary allows through the air, 291.25 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Southern Methodist Mustangs feature the league's No. 102-rated road run defense, allowing 253 yards per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Methodist was a 56-0 loser in its last match at home against Horned Frogs. They failed to cover the +31-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 56 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Southern Methodist was hammered in its last outing, as TCU ran up a 56-0 score against them at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 70-41 winner as they battled Tar Heels at home. East Carolina covered in the match as a +1.5-point underdog, while 111 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Shane Carden led the way last time out for the Pirates, connecting for 438 passing yards and a 70-41 victory over the Tar Heels at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Southern Methodist is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
East Carolina is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina's last 9 games
East Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist home to Cincinnati, Saturday, October 18th
East Carolina at South Florida, Saturday, October 11th