Check out our free Midshipmen vs Pirates pick and preview for NCAAF week 4 game in Greenville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.

Midshipmen vs Pirates Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 4 Betting Odds

Kickoff for this matchup between the Navy Midshipmen and East Carolina Pirates is set for 6:00 PM ET. The game will be played in Greenville, NC at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium with ESPN+ carrying television coverage. The -17.0 head into this American Athletic matchup as the 17.0 point favorite to come away with the win. The over-under point total is currently set at 48.0.

Midshipmen vs Pirates Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAF
  • Teams: Navy Midshipmen at East Carolina Pirates
  • Where: Greenville at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, September 24th
  • Betting Odds:
  • ECAR -17.0, NAVY +578 | ECAR -900 O/U 48.0

Midshipmen Preview:

As the Midshipmen travel to take on the East Carolina Pirates, they have an overall record of 0-2. This includes going 0-1 in American Athletic action.

In their last matchup, Navy fell by a score of 37-13 to Memphis. Heading into the game, the Midshipmen were 4.5 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. The two team’s combined to score 50 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 48.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 506 yards, with 91 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 24th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Navy is ranked 215th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 415 yards through the air.

On offense, the Midshipmen are averaging 10.0 points per game, good for 176th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 2, while throwing for 1. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 52nd in yards per game at 199.5. On average, they hand the ball off 60.5 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Midshipmen will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 117.0 yards places them 190th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 214th ranked team in attempts per contest (12.0).

Pirates Preview:

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Midshipmen travel to take on the East Carolina Pirates with an overall record of 2-1. This will be their first game in the American Athletic.

In their previous game, the Pirates won by a score of 49-10. The two team’s combined to score 59 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 58.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 403 yards, with 103 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 11th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, East Carolina is ranked 105th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 300 yards through the air.

On offense, the Pirates are averaging 36.0 points per game, good for 57th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 8, while throwing for 7. On the ground, Navy hands the ball off an average of 37.33 times per game, leading to an average of 215.67 yards per contest. This output places them 36th in college football. So far, the Pirates are the 43rd ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 279.67. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 35.67 times per contest, placing them 57th in the NCAA.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game

In terms of betting, the Midshipmen have an ATS record of 0-2-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-1-0. In their last 5 games away from home, the Midshipmen have a straight up record of 2-3-0 while going 3-2-0 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 20.2 points per game in these contests.

In terms of betting, the Pirates have an ATS record of 2-0-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-1-0. Across their 5 previous home games, East Carolina has an ATS mark of 4-1-0. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2-0 while averaging 33.2 points per game.

Midshipmen vs Pirates Pick

Free Spread Prediction: East Carolina Pirates -17.0

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