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ECU at UNC

Unbeaten North Carolina is looking to improve on its struggling offense Saturday when the No. 24 Tar Heels host East Carolina at Noon ET from Kenan Memorial Stadium.

Bet East Carolina at North Carolina

The Tar Heels defeated The Citadel 40-6 in the season opener and edged Connecticut last week 12-10. North Carolina had just 268 yards of offense in the win over the Huskies, with just 35 yards rushing as a team. T.J. Yates did throw for 233 yards on 23-of-32 passing with a touchdown, but also threw two untimely interceptions. Even against the Citadel, North Carolina still didn’t amass 400 yards of offense, as Yates struggled to 114 yard passing, but the rushing attack flourished to over 250 yards. This week, North Carolina hopes to capitalize over a struggling ECU defense, which allowed over 500 yards of offense last week to West Virginia.

The Pirates won the last meeting with the Tar Heels, in a 34-31 victory in 2007. This time around, ECU will have to slow down Yates and the UNC passing game, as the Pirates allowed West Virginia to throw for over 330 yards in last week’s 35-20 loss. Patrick Pinkney threw for 175 yards and a touchdown in the loss, but was sacked four times behind an offense line that could only lead ECU to 62 yards rushing as a team. Even in a narrow 29-24 win over Appalachian State, the Pirates had just 320 yards of total offense.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made North Carolina 6.5-point home favorites over East Carolina on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 42.

College Football Week 3 Betting Trends
N CAROLINA is 2-1 against the spread versus E CAROLINA since 1992

N CAROLINA is 2-1 straight up against E CAROLINA since 1992

2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

N CAROLINA is 1-0 against the spread versus E CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons 

E CAROLINA is 1-0 straight up against N CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons  

E CAROLINA is 1-0 against the spread versus N CAROLINA since 1992

N CAROLINA is 1-0 straight up against E CAROLINA since 1992

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

N CAROLINA is 8-21 ATS (-15.1 Units) in home games in September games since 1992.

N CAROLINA is 8-20 ATS (-14.0 Units) in home games in non-conference games since 1992.

N CAROLINA is 1-0 against the spread versus E CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons

E CAROLINA is 1-0 straight up against N CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

E CAROLINA: 17-4 ATS as a road underdog of 7 points or less

East Carolina is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

East Carolina is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road

North Carolina is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games

North Carolina is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Week 3 College Football Injury Report
E CAROLINA

No significant injuries.

N CAROLINA

No significant injuries.

East Carolina at North Carolina Current Odds

East Carolina Pirates +6.5 Over 42 (+250)

North Carolina Tar Heels -6.5 Under 42 (-330)

Player Props:

Total completions for Patrick Pinkney (ECU): Over/Under 18.5

What will Pinkney throw first: Touchdown (-115) or Interception (-115)

Total rushing attempts for Dominique Lindsay (ECU): Over/Under 8.5

Total receiving yards for Dwayne Harris (ECU): Over/Under 45.5

Total receptions for Jamar Bryant (ECU): Over/Under 4.5

Total completions for T.J. Yates (UNC): Over/Under 16.5

What will Yates throw first: Touchdown (-180) or Interception (+140)

Total rushing yards for Shaun Draughn (UNC): Over/Under 80.5

Total receptions for Greg Little (UNC): Over/Under 2.5

Bet East Carolina at North Carolina

Posted: 9/19/09 8:24AM ET

 

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