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East Carolina at SMU 11/9/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game SMU Mustangs vs East Carolina Pirates
Date & Time Saturday November 9, 2019, 3:31 PM (EST)
Location
Gerald J. Ford Stadium Dallas, Texas
Latest odds
SMU -24 Total 68
TV Channel
ESPNU

The East Carolina Pirates visit Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Saturday to play the No. 15 ranked SMU Mustangs. The Pirates lost their fourth straight and fell to 3-6 following a 46-43 loss to Cincinnati. The Pirates squandered a 39-28 lead starting the fourth quarter and lost when the Bearcats booted a field goal as time expired. Holton Ahlers passed for 535 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for another.

SMU fell from the unbeaten ranks following a 54-48 loss to Memphis. The Mustangs are now 8-1 but trail both Navy and Memphis in the West division of the American Athletic Conference. Shane Buechele threw for 456 yards and three touchdowns in the loss, while Ke’mon Freeman rushed for a pair of touchdowns for the Mustangs. 

Holten Ahlers has thrown for 2,207 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Demetrius Mauney leads the Pirates in rushing with 433 yards and one touchdown, while the leading receiver is C.J. Johnson with 682 yards and three touchdowns. Xavier Smith leads the Pirates in tackles with 61.

SMU quarterback Shane Buechele has thrown for 2,781 yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Xavier Jones leads all SMU running backs with 906 yards and 15 touchdowns. The leading receiver is Reggie Roberson Jr. with 803 yards and six touchdowns. Richard McBryde leads the Mustangs in tackles with 59.

Recent Betting Trends

  • East Carolina is 5-15 ATS in its last 20 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Pirates last 7 in November
  • SMU is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 at home
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Mustangs last 4 at home
Free Pick:
SMU Mustangs -24

SMU will look to take its frustrations from losing out on East Carolina at home Saturday. The Mustangs have covered the number in 5 of the last 7 at home and in 4 of the last 5 following a loss straight up. East Carolina has failed to cover the number in 15 of its last 20 on the road and in 10 of its last 13 played on fieldturf. Final Score Prediction, SMU Mustangs win and cover ATS 47-17.

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