E. Carolina vs. Cincinnatti Prediction
An underrated matchup in the American Athletic Conference will take place on Friday night when Cincinnati hosts East Carolina at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Given the ATS success that they’ve had in previous meetings between these two teams, will the Bearcats cover as 5.5-point home favorites?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
119 East Carolina Pirates (+5.5) at 120 Cincinnati Bearcats (-5.5); o/u 52.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, November 11, 2022
East Carolina vs. Cincinnati Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 61% of bets are on East Carolina. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
East Carolina Pirates Game Notes
Holton Ahlers completed 15 of 22 passes for 197 yards, rushing five times for 18 yards and two touchdowns, in Friday's 27-24 win at BYU. Ahlers finished Friday's game without a touchdown for the first time this season, and set season lows for passing yards and completions. However, his two short rushing touchdowns made up for his lack of production through the air. Ahlers now has four rushing touchdowns in the last three games, with the Pirates using his legs more while deep in the red zone. After a bye next week, Ahlers and the Pirates face a tough Cincinnati team on the road, who allow just 185 passing yards per game.
Cincinnati Bearcats Game Notes
Ben Bryant completed 25 of 35 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, losing 11 yards on three carries in Saturday's 20-10 win over Navy. Bryant was solid on Saturday, passing for his most yards in AAC play to this point. He also completed 71.4 percent of his passes, a promising sign after two consecutive inefficient games. Bryant has also not thrown an interception in the past three games after starting the season with six interceptions in the first six games. Next Friday's matchup with ECU will give Bryant a solid chance for another good game throwing the ball.
East Carolina vs. Cincinnati Betting Trends
Under is 5-0 in Bearcats last 5 games overall
Under is 18-8 in Bearcats last 26 games following a ATS loss
Under is 4-0 in Pirates last 4 games following a straight up win
East Carolina vs. Cincinnati Betting Prediction
The Pirates are 0-6 against the spread in their last six games in Cincinnati and are 3-9 at the betting window in their last 12 games versus the Bearcats overall. The home team in this series is also 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams, while the Bearcats are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games versus an opponent with a winning record and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games overall.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 PREDICTION: CINCINNATI BEARCATS -5.5