The Tulane Green Wave (4-1) have an AAC matchup with the East Carolina Pirates (3-2).
Tulane vs. East Carolina Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing Tulane as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Tulane has -162 odds to pick up the win, while East Carolina is listed at +133 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 55.5 points.
How to Watch Tulane vs. East Carolina Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPNU
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Stadium: Yulman Stadium
Defensively, Tulane has been a top-25 unit, ranking ninth-best by allowing just 259.6 yards per game. The offense ranks 74th (397.4 yards per game). Tulane has the 59th-ranked offense this season (32.4 points per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 10th-best with just 14.2 points allowed per game. Tulane sports the 77th-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (236.8 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking best with only 123.6 passing yards allowed per game. Tulane is putting up 160.6 rushing yards per game on offense this year (64th in the FBS), and is surrendering 136.0 rushing yards per game (61st) on defense. Offensively, Tulane ranks 89th in the FBS with a 36.1% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 31st in third-down conversion rate allowed (136.0). Tulane ranks 100th in college football with a -1 turnover margin after forcing 5 turnovers (97th in the FBS) while committing six (46th in the FBS).
East Carolina’s defense ranks 63rd in the FBS with 367.0 total yards given up per contest, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks 15th-best by piling up 486.2 total yards per game. In terms of points scored East Carolina ranks 37th in the FBS (35.2 points per game), and it is 34th on defense (20.6 points allowed per contest). East Carolina’s pass offense has been dominant, accumulating 314.2 passing yards per game (16th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 80th by surrendering 238.2 passing yards per game. In terms of rushing, East Carolina ranks 54th in the FBS on offense (172.0 rushing yards per game) and 54th on defense (128.8 rushing yards allowed per contest). East Carolina’s third-down offense has been excelling, putting up a 50.7% third-down conversion rate (13th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 45th by surrendering a 34.3% third-down rate. East Carolina owns a +2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 40th in the FBS.
Tulane vs. East Carolina Betting Analysis
Tulane Betting Insights
Tulane has covered the spread in a matchup four times this season (4-1-0). Tulane is 2-1 ATS when playing as at least 3-point favorites. Games involving Tulane have hit the over once this season. The Green Wave have put together a 2-1 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 66.7% of those games). The Green Wave are 0-0 (winning 66.7% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -162 or shorter.
Pirates Betting Insights
East Carolina is 4-1-0 against the spread this year. East Carolina is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 3-point underdogs. East Carolina’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this season. The Pirates lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Pirates have entered two games this season as the underdog by +133 or more and are 0-0 in those contests.
Tulane vs. East Carolina Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||53.5||55.5||50.5|
|Implied Total AVG||36.4||40.7||30.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-1||2-1||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||2-0||0-0||2-0|
|Point Total AVG||53.1||52.3||56.5|
|Implied Total AVG||35.0||35.5||33.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-1||1-1||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-1||0-0|
Players to Watch
- With 1.0 sack to go with 3.0 TFL, 26 tackles, and one interception in five games, Dorian Williams has been a key part of the Green Wave’s defensive unit in 2022.
- With one interception to go with 20 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one pass defended in five games, Macon Clark has been an important contributor to the Green Wave’s defensive unit in 2022.
- Nick Anderson has hit the gridiron for five games, recording 24 tackles and 1.0 TFL for the Green Wave.
- Larry Brooks has been a significant part of the Green Wave’s defense in 2022, with 24 tackles and 1.0 TFL in five games.
- Xavier Smith has collected seven tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in five games for the Pirates.
- Teagan Wilk has been providing a big boost on defense, posting 18 tackles and 1.0 TFL for the Pirates.
- In five games for the Pirates, Myles Berry has collected 12 tackles and 0.5 sacks.
- Shaundre Mims has posted 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL and five tackles in five games for the Pirates.
Tulane vs. East Carolina Predictions and Pick
Tulane vs. East Carolina betting card
- Pick ATS:
Green Wave (-3)
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Our pick to win this contest is Tulane, and we project that Tulane will cover the spread (Tulane -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 55.5 points.