East Carolina vs. Memphis Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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AAC foes will do battle when the East Carolina Pirates (3-3) face the Memphis Tigers (4-2) at Bagwell Field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina.

East Carolina vs. Memphis Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing East Carolina as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, East Carolina has -224 odds to pick up the win, while Memphis is listed at +177 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 61.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch East Carolina vs. Memphis Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • 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 475.0 yards per game. The defense ranks 64th (371.2 yards allowed per game). East Carolina is totaling 30.8 points per game offensively this year (63rd in the FBS), and is surrendering 21.2 points per game (38th) on the defensive side of the ball. On the offensive side of the ball, East Carolina has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 18th-best in the FBS by putting up 309.8 per game. The Pirates rank 96th on defense (256.8 passing yards allowed per game). East Carolina is compiling 165.2 rushing yards per game on offense (58th in the FBS), and ranks 28th on the other side of the ball with 114.3 rushing yards allowed per game. East Carolina sports the 51st-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (35.8% third-down percentage allowed), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 21st-best with a 48.3% third-down conversion rate. With seven forced turnovers (86th in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (43rd in the FBS), East Carolina (0) has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.


Memphis is posting 408.3 total yards per game on offense this season (64th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 410.7 total yards per game (97th-ranked). From an offensive perspective, Memphis is generating 34.0 points per contest (40th-ranked). It ranks 78th in the FBS on defense (27.3 points allowed per game). Memphis’ defense has been bottom-25 in pass defense this season, allowing 301.0 passing yards per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 51st with 259.7 passing yards per contest. Memphis has been dominant on run defense, allowing only 109.7 rushing yards per contest (23rd-best). On offense, it ranks 74th in the FBS by posting 148.7 rushing yards per game. Memphis is putting up a 39.5% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (67th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 40.7% third-down rate (83rd-ranked) on defense. Memphis has generated 13 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over four times, resulting in a +9 turnover margin, which ranks third-best in the FBS.

East Carolina vs. Memphis Betting Analysis

East Carolina Betting Insights

East Carolina has registered a 4-2-0 record against the spread this season. In games they were favored in by 5.5 points or more so far this season, the East Carolina went 3-1 against the spread. East Carolina games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this season. The Pirates have a 2-1 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 66.7% of those games). The Pirates have a 1-1 record (winning 66.7% of their games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -224 or shorter.

Tigers Betting Insights

Memphis has covered the spread two times this season (2-4-0). Memphis is winless against the spread when it is 5.5-point underdogs or more (0-1). Memphis games have gone over the total five times this year. The Tigers lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Tigers have played as an underdog of +177 or more once this season and lost that game.

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East Carolina vs. Memphis Against The Spread & Betting Records

East Carolina

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.5 52.3 56.0
Implied Total AVG 34.0 35.5 31.0
ATS Record 4-2-0 3-1-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 3-3-0 2-2-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-1 1-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-1 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.7 60.0 53.0
Implied Total AVG 34.8 36.3 32.0
ATS Record 2-4-0 1-3-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 5-1-0 3-1-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-1 3-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Players to Watch

East Carolina

  • With 2.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and 11 tackles in six games, Xavier Smith has been a big contributor to the Pirates’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • With 16 tackles and one sack in six games, Myles Berry has been a key piece of the Pirates’ defense in 2022.
  • Julius Wood has hit the gridiron for six games, delivering 14 tackles and one interception for the Pirates.
  • An important contributor to the Pirates’ defense, Teagan Wilk has 20 tackles and 1.0 TFL in six games.


  • As a key defensive contributor, the Tigers’ Xavier Cullens has delivered 45 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two interceptions in six games.
  • Jaylon Allen has totaled 36 tackles, 3.0 TFL, two sacks, and one interception in six games for the Tigers.
  • Quindell Johnson has been causing chaos on defense, recording 35 tackles and three interceptions for the Tigers.
  • On defense, Cormontae Hamilton has supplied 19 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in six games.

East Carolina vs. Memphis Predictions and Pick

East Carolina vs. Memphis betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Tigers (+5.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (61.5)

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Our prediction to win this game is East Carolina, and we project that Memphis will cover the spread (East Carolina -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 61.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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