|2013 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Odds & Spread: Ohio vs. East Carolina|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 23 December 2013 08:00|
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Odds
East Carolina was 9-3 on the season, 6-6 against the spread and hit the over in 8 of 12 games. Ohio was 7-5 overall, 6-6 against the spread and hit the under in 8 of 12 games. These two teams haven’t met since 1998.
Trends show that East Carolina is 9-0 against the spread in its last 9 games following a loss while Ohio is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 following a win and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games overall.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, East Carolina is the clear favorite in this game, as the Pirates have odds of -14 points against Ohio. The over/under total for the game has been set at 62 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game has East Carolina favored by 13.5. The spread dropped to 12.5 before making the climb to 14. The over/under total opened at 61.5 points but quickly moved up to 62.
East Carolina is coming off a 59-28 loss at Marshall to end the regular season. The loss snapped a five-game win streak and put the Pirates at 6-2 in Conference USA. East Carolina averaged 40.4 points and 459.8 yards per game on offense this season while the defense held opponents to 25.2 points per game. Shane Carden has thrown for 3,866 yards and 32 touchdowns this season while Vintavious Cooper rushed for 995 yards and 11 scores. Justin Hardy added 105 receptions for 1,218 yards and eight scores.
Ohio ended its season with a 51-23 win over UMass. The win snapped a three-game losing streak and allowed the Bobcats to finish 4-4 in the MAC. Ohio averaged just 374.8 yards and 28 points per game this season while the defense held opponents to 26.7 points per contest. Tyler Tettleton has thrown for 2,623 yards and 20 touchdowns to lead the offense while Beau Blankenship has rushed for 844 yards and five scores. Donte Foster has added 63 receptions for 858 yards and six touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Ohio receiver Malik Rodriguez (hand) and cornerback Ian Wells (shoulder) are both questionable for the contest. ECU running back Cory Hunter (knee) and quarterback Cody Keith (elbow) are both out.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing East Carolina, as the Pirates are getting 73% of the wagers with odds of -14 points against Ohio on Monday.