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College Football Betting Line Favors the USF Bulls over the East Carolina Pirates

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will feature the USF Bulls vs East Carolina Pirates on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for betting fans in Week 5 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The East Carolina Pirates were listed as 25.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 54-14 win for the Bulls on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

USF Bulls vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates sit at 1-3 (1-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the USF Bulls are currently 4-0 (2-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? East Carolina is 3-1 OU, and USF is 1-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and East Carolina vs USF injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 122-rated East Carolina Pirates and the No. 19-rated USF Bulls in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the East Carolina Pirates No. 104-ranked offense (23 PPG) against a USF Bulls defense that ranks No. 22 at 17.25 PPG. The East Carolina Pirates passing attack has averaged 321.75 yards per game, more than the USF Bulls give up through the air (197.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the USF Bulls feature the league's No. 37-rated road run defense, allowing 109 yards per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 127 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Darius Tice tore up the turf for 117 rushing yards in the latest Bulls game, a 43-7 win over the Owls at Raymond James Stadium.

Thomas Sirk led the way last time out for the Pirates, connecting for 426 passing yards and a 41-38 victory over the Huskies at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

Betting Trends
  • South Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of South Florida's last 18 games
  • South Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • South Florida is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • East Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 7 games
  • East Carolina is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

USF home to Cincinnati, Saturday, October 14th
East Carolina home to Temple, Saturday, October 7th