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East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights 10/19/2019 NCAAF Odds, Picks and Preview

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East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights 10-19-2019 Picks

East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights 10/19/2019- East Carolina and Central Florida are all set for a Sunshine State battle on Saturday with the winner getting a bit of momentum in what’s shaping up to be a frantic race for the top spot in the American Athletic Conference. East Carolina (3-3 overall, 1-2 AAC) is coming off a 27-17 loss to Temple in their last game. The Pirates hope to stop that trend with a much-needed victory over the Central Florida Knights, who are also licking their wounds after absorbing a tough 24-27 loss to Cincinnati. This could be a high-reward game for college football bettors picking Central Florida, as the Knights are coming in as the hands-down favorite to win the match.

East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights 10/19/2019

When: Saturday, October 19, 7:00 PM EST
Where: Bright House Networks Stadium
TV: ESPNU
Stream: SofaScore

East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights 10/19/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
East Carolina Pirates +33.5 (-105) 61.5 o (-110) +8725
Central Florida Knights -33.5 (-115) 61.5 u (-110) -16775
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East Carolina Pirates

East Carolina aims to stop the bleeding against UCF, who defeated the Pirates three games in a row. After throwing for 229 yards with 2 touchdowns against Temple, quarterback Holton Ahlers has to play inspired football on Saturday for his team to have a fighting chance against the Knights. Running back Demetrius Mauney and wide receiver CJ Johnson will also need to make their presence felt in this crucial contest for the Pirates.

Players to watch: Holton Ahlers QB (98 CMP, 185 ATT, 1,142YDS, 53.3 CMP%, 6.2 AVG, 72 LNG, 6 TD, 5 INT), Demetrius Mauney RB (57 ATT, 224 YDS, 4.3 AVG, 27 LNG, 0 TD), Darius Pinnix Jr. RB (32 ATT, 157 YDS, 4.9 AVG, 26 LNG, 2 TD), Blake Proehl WR (22 REC, 315 YDS, 14.3 AVG, 72 LNG, 2TD), C.J. Johnson WR (19 REC, 208 YDS, 10.9 AVG, 28 LNG, 2 TD).

Central Florida Knights

The loss to Cincinnati was definitely a bummer for Central Florida, who seemed on their way to a Bowl Game appearance in December. A bye-week will absolutely help the Knights recover from that stinging loss. QB Dillon Gabriel, who threw for 297 yards on 25-of-46 clip with one touchdown and three costly interceptions in the last outing, is expected to be a lot sharper against East Carolina.

Players to watch: Dillon Gabriel QB (99 CMP, 196 ATT, 1,635 YDS, 59.6 CMP%, 9.8 AVG, 74 LNG, 15 TD, 5 INT), Greg McCrae RB (69 ATT, 394 YDS, 5.7 AVG, 73 LNG, 5 TD), Adrian Killins Jr. RB (46 ATT, 333 YDS, 7.2 AVG, 75 LNG, 4 TD), Gabriel Davis WR (38 REC, 669 YDS, 17.6 AVG, 73 LNG, 8 TD), Tre Nixon WR (25 REC, 336 YDS, 14.6 AVG, 50 LNG, 3 TD).

East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights Betting Trends

Trends

East Carolina Pirates

Pirates are 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
East Carolina is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of East Carolina’s last 5 games
East Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina’s last 6 games on the road
East Carolina is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Central Florida
East Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Central Florida
The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 8 games when playing Central Florida

Central Florida Knights

Central Florida is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
Knights is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
Central Florida is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Central Florida is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida’s last 5 games at home
Central Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing East Carolina
Central Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing East Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Central Florida’s last 8 games when playing East Carolina
Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against East Carolina

East Carolina Pirates vs Central Florida Knights Betting Picks

Barring a miracle, UCF is expected to score a huge win over East Carolina. The Knights are just the better all-around team. They ranked 8th in the nation in passing yards (329.5 ypg) and 29th in rushing yards per game (214.8 ypg). They are also averaging 44.8 points per contest while allowing opponents under 20 points. College football betting sites predict a score of UCF 39, East Carolina 31.