East Carolina vs. Houston Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 19, 2022

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AAC opponents will do battle when the East Carolina Pirates (6-4) meet the Houston Cougars (6-4) at Bagwell Field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina.

East Carolina vs. Houston Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with oddsmakers listing East Carolina as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, East Carolina has -225 odds to pick up the win, while Houston is listed at +182 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 67 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch East Carolina vs. Houston Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Greenville, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Bagwell Field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Betting Preview

East Carolina

On offense, East Carolina has been a top-25 unit, ranking 20th-best in the FBS by compiling 465.9 yards per game. The defense ranks 76th (384.2 yards allowed per game). From an offensive standpoint, East Carolina ranks 44th in the FBS with 31.8 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 45th in points allowed (384.2 points allowed per contest). East Carolina has struggled on defense against the pass, ranking 23rd-worst in the FBS (263.2 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Pirates rank 16th-best offensively, totaling 295.1 passing yards per game. East Carolina ranks 53rd in rushing yards this year (170.8 rushing yards per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 121.0 rushing yards allowed per game. On the offensive side of the ball, East Carolina has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 16th-best in the FBS by averaging a 48.3% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 85th on defense (40.7% third-down percentage allowed). East Carolina has forced 14 total turnovers (64th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over seven times (fourth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the 16th-best in college football.


Houston has been struggling on defense, ranking 18th-worst with 441.2 total yards allowed per game. It has been more effective on the other side of the ball, compiling 454.5 total yards per contest (27th-ranked). While Houston’s defense has been sputtering, ranking ninth-worst by allowing 36.2 points per game, its offense ranks 16th-best with 37.4 points per contest. On defense, Houston is a bottom-25 pass unit, allowing 291.6 passing yards per game (third-worst). Fortunately, it is thriving on the offensive side of the ball, accumulating 303.2 passing yards per contest (15th-best). With 151.3 rushing yards per game on offense, Houston ranks 68th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 70th, giving up 149.6 rushing yards per contest. On defense, Houston is a bottom-25 unit on third down, surrendering a 47.4% third-down conversion percentage (eighth-worst). Fortunately, it is thriving on offense, generating a 47.4% third-down rate (11th-best). Houston has accumulated 10 forced turnovers (111th in the FBS) and committed 17 turnovers (93rd in the FBS) this season for a -7 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.

East Carolina vs. Houston Betting Analysis

East Carolina Betting Insights

East Carolina has compiled a 7-3-0 record against the spread this season. In games this season when favored by 6 points or more, East Carolina are 3-1 against the spread. This season, five East Carolina games have gone over the point total. The Pirates have won 75% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (3-1). The Pirates are 2-1 (winning 75% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -225 or shorter.

Cougars Betting Insights

Houston is 3-7-0 against the spread this year. Games involving Houston have hit the over on eight occasions this season. The Cougars have been underdogs in three games this season and won one (33.3%) of those contests. The Cougars have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +182 odds on them winning this game.

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East Carolina vs. Houston Against The Spread & Betting Records

East Carolina

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.2 55.8 56.8
Implied Total AVG 33.5 35.2 31.0
ATS Record 7-3-0 4-2-0 3-1-0
Over/Under Record 5-5-0 3-3-0 2-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-1 2-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 1-1 1-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.7 55.5 59.8
Implied Total AVG 33.1 34.6 31.6
ATS Record 3-7-0 0-5-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 8-1-1 4-1-0 4-0-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-2 3-2 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-2 0-0 1-2

Players to Watch

East Carolina

  • With 52 tackles and two interceptions in 10 games, Julius Wood has been a key piece of the Pirates’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • With 36 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks in 10 games, Jeremy Lewis has been an important part of the Pirates’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • Myles Berry has helped spur the Pirates’ defense with 33 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in 10 games.
  • With 3.0 TFL, 35 tackles, and one interception, Gerard Stringer has helped spur the Pirates’ defense over 10 games.


  • On defense, Gervarrius Owens has helped lead the way with one interception to go with 60 tackles and one pass defended in 10 games.
  • In 10 games for the Cougars, Donavan Mutin has compiled 58 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one pass defended.
  • In 10 games for the Cougars, Nelson Ceaser has compiled 24 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 3.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • D’Anthony Jones has totaled 2.0 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 30 tackles in 10 games for the Cougars.

East Carolina vs. Houston Predictions and Pick

East Carolina vs. Houston betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cougars (+6)

    Pick OU:

    Under (67)

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Our prediction to win this matchup is East Carolina, and we expect that Houston will cover the spread (East Carolina -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 67 points.


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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