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NCAAF Totals Pick – East Carolina Pirates vs #7 Cincinnati Bearcats

Two High-Scoring Teams Collide

Our East Carolina vs Cincinnati totals pick features two teams that are capable of scoring anywhere from 24 to 40 or more points each. However, one of those teams, ECU, can’t keep opponents from scoring. While the other team, the Bearcats, are very good at stopping offenses in their tracks. The total for this game is set at 55.0.

Which way will it go? We have an idea for this East Carolina vs Cincinnati contest which will be played on Friday, November 13. Cincinnati hosts at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio with kickoff set for 7:30 pm ET. The forecast calls for winds from the NW at 5mph and temperatures in the low 40s. It should be clear and precipitation free. Consequently, field and weather conditions make it a good night for putting lots of points on the scoreboard.

East Carolina vs Cincinnati Totals Pick – Offenses and Defenses

Although ECU is averaging 29.2 PPG, they are going up against a team that’s allowing just 11.7 PPG. Plus, Cincy is giving up less than 100 YPG in rushing. Consequently, the Pirates, who are primarily a rushing team, will likely have a tough time establishing their offense against the Bearcats.

On the other hand, we expect the Cincy offense to excel against ECU’s defense as they are allowing 37.2 PPG. The Bearcat offense is averaging 39.3 PPG. Plus, they are a rush-based unit playing a team that is allowing 217.2 rushing yards. Thus, we expect that Cincinnati, which is recording an average of 238.5 ground-attack YPG and has four players with substantial rushing-yards, will run up and down the field tonight.

Pirates vs Bearcats Totals Pick – Trends

Looking at ECU, we expect the total to go over. Here’s why. In nine of the Pirates’ last dozen games, the total has been over. It’s also gone over in eight of their past 11 contests versus an AAC opponent. Finally, in eight of their last 11 games played in November, the over has been achieved. However, when we look at Cincinnati, we might want to consider the under. That’s because the total has gone under in 10 of their last dozen games, eight or their last nine contests versus an AAC opponent, and in five of their last five games held in November. On the other hand, the Bearcats hit the over in four of their last five games where they played ECU.

East Carolina vs Cincinnati Totals Pick – Final Word

Our East Carolina vs Cincinnati totals pick likes the over at 55.0. One clincher is that when these two teams have met, they’ve gone over 80% of the time. We can see the Bearcats putting a good 45 to 50 points on the scoreboard. We also expect the Pirates to score at least 10 points. East Carolina vs Cincinnati over/under prediction, we also posted a spread prediction for this contest. And don’t forget to check out our totals prediction for Florida Atlantic and Florida International.

East Carolina Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Over/Under Summary

Totals Pick – Over 55.0 (-109)


Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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