Check out our week 11 East Carolina vs. Florida Atlantic preview to see who we believe will win and cover in Boca Raton.
- East Carolina’s defense allows 24.8 points per game.
- Florida Atlantic averages 233.9 passing yards per game.
EAST CAROLINA VS FLORIDA ATLANTIC PREVIEW
The Pirates will face the Owls in this week’s 11 CFB game, which will be broadcast on ESPN+ at 4:00 p.m. (11/11/23). The game will take place at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida.The Owls are 8.5 point home favorites in their American Athletic Conference game. Will they be able to win at home and cover the spread?
EAST CAROLINA VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: East Carolina Pirates at Florida Atlantic Owls
- Where: Boca Raton at FAU Stadium
- Date: Saturday, November 11th
EAST CAROLINA PREVIEW: CAN EAST CAROLINA SECURE ANOTHER VICTORY?
East Carolina has an overall record of 1-8 entering this game. They were defeated by Tulane 13-10 in their most recent encounter. This season, East Carolina has been the favorite in one game and the underdog in seven others. Their current ATS record is 3-5. East Carolina’s average over/under line has been set at 46.6 points in nine games played. These games have resulted in an average aggregate score of 42.4 points, giving OU a 3-5 record.
The Pirates’ offense finished the game against Tulane with one rushing touchdown and 70 yards on 23 attempts. Unfortunately, their passing game was ineffective, gaining only 120 yards on 18 tries. Alex Flinn passed for 120 yards versus Tulane, although he did throw a touchdown pass. His passer rating overall was 76.16, with a completion percentage of 55.6%.
East Carolina finished their game against Tulane with a total of 370 yards allowed on defense. Tulane passed 25 times for 213 yards against East Carolina. The Pirates surrendered 157 yards on the ground. East Carolina’s defense, ranked 112th in passing yards allowed per game, prepares to face Florida Atlantic. Opponents have attempted 28.8 passes per game on average against the Pirates. They rank 92nd in college football, allowing 24.8 points per game. Their rush defense is ranked 48th in the nation.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC PREVIEW: CAN FLORIDA ATLANTIC SECURE ANOTHER VICTORY?
The Florida Atlantic Owls fell to 4-5 on the season with their most recent loss at UAB. Florida Atlantic’s season average score differential is +1.4, resulting in an ATS record of 3-5-1. The Owls have been the favorite in five games and the underdog in four. The average over/under line for Florida Atlantic’s games has been set at 54.9 points in nine games played. These games have resulted in an average aggregate score of 53.9 points, giving OU a 5-4 record.
The Owls tried 33 passes against UAB, garnering 293 yards and scoring three times. They averaged 4.8 yards per carry on the ground, resulting in three running scores. In Florida Atlantic’s loss over UAB, quarterback Daniel Richardson passed for three touchdowns. He finished with a passer rating of 99.68 and completed 51.5% of his throws for 293 yards.
Florida Atlantic finished their game against UAB with a total of 614 yards allowed on defense. Against Florida Atlantic, UAB passed the ball 36 times for 499 yards. The Owls surrendered 115 yards on the ground. The Owls defense enters this week’s game with 22 sacks and first in QB hurries. So far, they’ve allowed 26.2 points per game (97th in the league). They are 150th in the country in pass defense, allowing 257.2 passing yards per game. Furthermore, Florida Atlantic’s defense allows 157.4 running yards per game when defending the run.
EAST CAROLINA VS FLORIDA ATLANTIC BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
East Carolina owns a 3-2 advantage in recent meetings between the two teams.
In the last three meetings between East Carolina and Florida Atlantic, only 7 points per game separated the teams, with Florida Atlantic going 2-1 against the spread.
Florida Atlantic has moved from a -10 point favorite to a -8.5 (-109) line since the lines opened. Meanwhile, East Carolina is currently a +8.5 (-113) point road underdog. According to the current moneyline odds, East Carolina has a 28% chance of winning and a moneyline payout of +258. The Owls, on the other hand, have an implied win probability of 77% and a moneyline of -344.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- East Carolina is 5-5 on the road in their last ten games.
- Florida Atlantic is 5-5 against the spread in its last ten games at home.
- Looking back at the last ten games in which Florida Atlantic was the underdog, the ATS record was 5-5.
- East Carolina is 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games as a favorite.
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