East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina Ticketsmarter Birmingham Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 27, 2022

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The Ticketsmarter Birmingham Bowl will see the East Carolina Pirates meet the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.

East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing East Carolina as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, East Carolina has -282 odds to pick up the win, while Coastal Carolina is listed at +222 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 66 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina Live?

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:45 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Stadium: Protective Stadium

Betting Preview

East Carolina

East Carolina ranks 97th in total defense this year (410.9 yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS with 459.0 total yards per game. East Carolina ranks 45th in scoring offense (30.8 points per game) and 72nd in scoring defense (27.0 points allowed per game) this year. East Carolina has struggled on defense against the pass, ranking worst in the FBS (299.5 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Pirates rank 16th-best offensively, totaling 288.5 passing yards per game. East Carolina ranks 53rd in rushing yards this season (170.5 rushing yards per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 20th-best in the FBS with 111.4 rushing yards allowed per game. While East Carolina ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 42.6% third-down conversion rate allowed, it’s been a different story on offense, where the Pirates rank 19th-best in the FBS (46.5% third-down percentage). With 16 forced turnovers (64th in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (second in the FBS), East Carolina’s +9 turnover margin is the 12th-best in college football.

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Coastal Carolina

In terms of total yards, Coastal Carolina ranks 47th in the FBS (410.8 total yards per game) and 99th on defense (412.3 total yards allowed per game). Coastal Carolina ranks 61st in the FBS with 29.1 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 101st with 30.1 points surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball. Coastal Carolina ranks 49th in passing yards per game (249.0), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking seventh-worst in the FBS with 281.7 passing yards surrendered per contest. Coastal Carolina is compiling 161.8 rushing yards per game on offense this season (57th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 130.7 rushing yards per contest (38th-ranked) on defense. With a 42.9% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Coastal Carolina ranks 35th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 93rd, giving up a 41.4% third-down rate. Coastal Carolina has thrived in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +7 ranks 21st-best in the FBS, with 19 forced turnovers (31st in the nation) and 12 turnovers committed (19th in the nation).

East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina Betting Analysis

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East Carolina Betting Insights

East Carolina has covered the spread seven times over 12 games with a set spread. In games they were favored in by 7 points or more so far this season, the East Carolina has gone 3-2 against the spread. This season, East Carolina games have hit the over six times. The Pirates have won four of the six games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (66.7%). The Pirates have a record of 2-1 when they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -282 or shorter (75%).

Chanticleers Betting Insights

Coastal Carolina has covered the spread four times in 12 games with a set total. Coastal Carolina has not covered the spread (0-1) when it’s at least 7-point underdogs. Games involving Coastal Carolina have hit the over on seven occasions this season. The Chanticleers have been underdogs in four games this season and won two (50%) of those contests. The Chanticleers have a record of 0-1 in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +222 on the moneyline.

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East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina Against The Spread & Betting Records

East Carolina

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.7 57.4 55.7
Implied Total AVG 33.5 35.3 31.0
ATS Record 7-5-0 4-3-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 3-4-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-2 2-2 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 1-1 1-2

Chanticleers

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.3 60.1 55.6
Implied Total AVG 34.0 35.6 31.8
ATS Record 4-8-0 2-5-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 4-3-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-1 4-1 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-2 1-0 1-2

Players to Watch

East Carolina

  • The Pirates’ defense has been helped by the contributions of Julius Wood, who has played 11 games and registered 75 tackles and two interceptions.
  • Gerard Stringer has hit the gridiron for 10 games, posting one interception to go along with 75 tackles, two TFL, and one pass defended for the Pirates.
  • Jireh Wilson has played 11 games, posting 48 tackles, four TFL, and three interceptions for the Pirates.
  • The Pirates’ defensive unit has been helped by the contributions of Myles Berry, who has played nine games, totaling one sack to go with two TFL and 54 tackles.

Chanticleers

  • As a playmaker on defense, the Chanticleers’ J.T. Killen has recorded 79 tackles, three TFL, and two sacks in 11 games.
  • The Chanticleers’ Lance Boykin has registered 43 tackles and two interceptions in 10 games.
  • Charles Arnold Jr. has registered 40 tackles and two interceptions in nine games for the Chanticleers.
  • With 28 tackles, six TFL, five sacks, and two passes defended in 10 games, Adrian Hope has been providing a big boost on defense for the Chanticleers.

East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina Predictions and Pick

East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Chanticleers (+7)

    Pick OU:

    Under (66)

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How to Bet on East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina

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Our prediction to win this contest is East Carolina, and we project that Coastal Carolina will cover the spread (East Carolina -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 66 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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