Tulane (3-4) defeated the Temple Owls 38-3 on Halloween to snap their recent three-game losing streak. True freshman quarterback Michael Pratt completed 57.1 percent of his passes for 205 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Along with Pratt, Tulane’s running game gashed Temple’s defense for 284 rushing yards. Junior running back Amare Jones led both teams in rushing with 92 yards on 12 carries. Sophomore running back Cameron Caroll had 63 yards and a touchdown, while Pratt added 56 yards and a score on the ground. They might be able to duplicate this performance on Saturday against an East Carolina defense that is giving up 205.2 rushing yards per game.
As for the Pirates (1-4), they played well enough to beat Tulsa but could not get it done, losing 34-30. East Carolina junior quarterback Holton Ahlers likely had one of his best games this season. He completed 76 percent of his passes for 330 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. On Saturday, Ahlers is going against a Green Wave pass defense that is allowing 298.7 passing yards per game this season. If he can limit the turnovers and make his throws, the Pirates might be able to steal this game.
Sophomore wide receiver Tyler Snead had one of Ahlers’ TD passes, a part of his 16 receptions for 108 yards. Freshman Rahjai Harris had his third-straight 100-yard rushing game. The 5-foot-10 running back produced 118 yards on 21 carries. This season, he has 448 yards on 78 carries and three touchdowns.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Tulane vs. East Carolina on Saturday, November 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+, or you can stream it via ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Tulane (-3) vs. East Carolina
Point Total: O/U 62
Money line: Tulane (-157), East Carolina (+128)
- Tulane is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games.
- The point total went over in five of Tulane’s last six games.
- East Carolina is 1-5 straight up in its last six games.
- The point total went over in five of East Carolina’s last six games.
Tulane: (36% of handle, 57% percent of bets)
East Carolina: (64% of handle, 43% percent of bets)
The Best Bet
The Green Wave of Tulane are looking building off of their 35-point victory last weekend against Temple. This week, they are facing an ECU team that could’ve upset Tulsa, one of the better teams in the AAC. One thing to watch out for in this game is if Tulane can get their running game going. Last week against the Owls, they recorded 284 rushing yards and are going up against a terrible ECU run defense. Tulane’s offense is averaging 39.5 points on the road this season, while the Pirates’ defense is giving up 39 points at home.
Pick: Over 62
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