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NCAAF Totals Pick – East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Over/Under at 59.5

Our East Carolina vs Tulsa totals pick has the over/under for this AAC contest at 59.5. The over is at -103 and the under, which is slightly favored, is at -107. Overall, prognosticators are liking the under in this game. The fact is that the Golden Hurricane bring a sound defense to the field. They should be able to slow down the East Carolina offense. That defense is what we expect will slow down scoring to a degree. That will certainly the under. Another thing that will help is Tulsa’s scoring chops, which are not bad but certainly not stellar. This game will be played at Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kickoff is set for 9:00 pm ET on Friday, October 30, 2020.

East Carolina vs Tulsa Total Pick – Offenses & Defenses

The Pirates are averaging 31.0 PPG, while the Golden Hurricane defense is allowing just 18.3. Might that Tulsa defense keep the East Carolina Pirates in check? If they do, and, at the same time, if the Golden Hurricane can be contained slightly, the score of this game should be relatively low. Also favoring the under is the fact that the Pirates prefer to run rather than pass. They’ll be trying to grind this game out, which should keep the score low. If East Carolina is forced to pass, that should also keep the total under, as their pass attack has been ineffective.

Pirates vs Golden Hurricane – Trends

Considering trends in our Minnesota vs Maryland totals pick, in eight of the Pirates’ last 10 games, the total has gone over. It’s also gone over in four of six of their last games played in October. However, for the Golden Hurricane, the total has been under in four of their last six contests. That under trend continues with Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane have gone under in seven of nine games played in week nine and in five of six games played on Friday.

East Carolina vs. Tulsa Totals Pick – Final Word

This East Carolina vs Tulsa totals pick likes the under at 59.5. We expect the Pirates to stay in this game, and at the same, the Golden Hurricane to break away. However, that breakaway won’t happen until late in the game. That may well be a major factor in ensuring the score stays under. We’ve also picked the Minnesota vs Maryland game.

East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Over/Under Summary

Over/Under – under at 59.5 (-107)


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