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Navy at East Carolina 9/24/22 - College Football Picks & Predictions

East Carolina Pirates vs Navy Midshipmen Odds & Info

Game East Carolina Pirates vs Navy Midshipmen
Date & Time Saturday September 24, 2022, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Bagwell Field At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Bagwell Field At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC, USA
Latest odds
ECU -16.5 ; O/U 48.5
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The Navy Midshipmen head to East Carolina to take on the Pirates Saturday. Navy is 0-2 after losing to Memphis 37-13 last week. The Midshipmen threw the ball just 11 times in the loss completing 3 of those passes. Quarterback Tai Lavatai is 8/20 on the year with 1 touchdown pass and no interceptions. Lavatai has 2 rushing touchdowns on the season and 71 rushing yards. 

The Navy Midshipmen played East Carolina last season when they lost 37-35. Navy is averaging 199 rushing yards per game which is 61st in the country. Maquel Haywood has been the featured back for Navy this season. Haywood has 14 rushes for 82 yards. Haywood also has 2 catches for 77 yards. 

The East Carolina Pirates head into Saturday riding a two game winning streak. The Pirates lost their season opener by 1 point and have followed up by winning two straight. East Carolina has outscored their opponents 88-31 over their last two games. The Pirates are averaging 36 points per game which ranks 51st in the nation. 

East Carolina beat Campbell last week 49-10. The Pirates have had two straight weeks of weak opponents giving them plenty of time to prepare for this game. Quarterback Holton Ahlers runs the Pirates offense. Ahlers has 7 touchdowns on the season with 2 interceptions. Ashlers also has a rushing touchdown and 19 carries.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Pirates are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
  • Pirates are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
  • Midshipmen are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
  • Midshipmen are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

Free NCAAF Pick:

East Carolina Pirates -16.5

The Navy Midshipmen have not had a successful start to their season. Navy has struggled to get any kind of offense rolling to convert to points. The Midshipmen have just 20 points on the year. East Carolina has allowed just 83 rushing yards per game. Lay the points with the home team. Final Score Prediction, East Carolina Pirates wins and covers ATS 38-13.

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