East Carolina Pirates (0-2) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (1-1)
East Carolina Pirates vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers 9/16/23 – As we get ready for Week Three of NCAAF action, East Carolina Pirates (still winless with an 0-2 record) face the Appalachian State Mountaineers (1-1). Their matchup will take place at Kidd Brewer Stadium and you can catch all of it live at 3:30 PM ET via ESP+.
When looking at the Pirates, two key players stand out immediately: Running Back Rahjai Harris and Wide Receiver Jsi Hatfield. Harris has 14 rushing attempts for 51 yards at an average of 3.6 yards per rush while Hatfield stands out on offense with 6 receptions totaling 69 yards averaging 11.5 yards per catch. Although neither player have scored touchdowns yet this season, these offensive threats pose threats that could bring life back into Week 3.
Appalachian State Mountaineers rely heavily on Running Back Nate Noel and Wide Receiver Dashaun Davis as key members of their offense. Noel has averaged an impressive 4.8 yards per carry on 50 attempts for 242 yards while scoring three touchdowns; Davis, on the other hand, has made 10 receptions totalling 153 yards and two touchdowns that have contributed significantly towards App State’s 1-1 start. These players provide key contributions towards App State’s progress. If you’re looking for the free reliable NCAA football picks, consider their matchups carefully.
East Carolina Pirates vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 3:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Kidd Brewer Stadium|
Mason Garcia QB vs. Joey Aguilar QB
East Carolina Pirates fans should be alarmed at Mason Garcia’s early season struggles for East Carolina Pirates quarterback Mason Garcia. After 21 completions on 41 attempts and just 142 passing yards – an unfavorable 3.5 average yards per pass attempt. Garcia has only managed an unimpressive 78.6 passer rating with 51.2% completion rate as evidence of his inconsistencies in passing game performance. Nonetheless, his resilience under pressure cannot be overlooked: even while being sacked once and throwing two interceptions, Garcia still managed a 14 yard longest pass – showing flashes of promise downfield plays that could open scoring opportunities. His decision-making skills and ability to handle pressure will ultimately determine whether the Pirates can create scoring opportunities or not.
Joey Aguilar of Appalachian State Mountaineers has made an early statement as an exceptional quarterback. Aguilar boasts impressive stats with 33 completions in 56 attempts for 449 yards and six touchdowns against one interception; his completion percentage stands at an admirable 58.9% while his passer rating soared 158.1. Unlike Garcia, Aguilar has been more productive with each attempt average 8 yards per pass despite an occasional long pass (43 yards in his longest pass attempt!). Furthermore, his decision making has been consistently sharper as has his ability to adapt his management skills effectively into various situations for Appalachian State offensive schemes.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Appalachian State Mountaineers -350, Total Odds: 48
Appalachian State has the advantage in betting odds right now with a -10 point spread and -350 moneyline; total scoring has reached 48 and therefore they are considered favorites to take down this contest. The Mountaineers appear as the favorite team.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
East Carolina’s recent betting trends show they have gone over the total in four of their last six games, boasting a 4-4 straight-up record and 8-3 against-the-spread (ATS) mark during that span. Particularly against Sun Belt opponents, five out of their last six matchups saw totals go over.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
Appalachian State has struggled to cover the spread in their last seven games, going 1-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve fared much better going over in four of those five contests; even though they’ve gone straight up 2-4 in that span but hold an impressive 5-0 mark against them at home!
East Carolina Pirates vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Appalachian State stands out in terms of form, player statistics and betting trends as the superior pick in this matchup. To challenge Appalachian State at home where they have been dominant. Prop bets could involve Appalachian State’s rushing and passing yardage since this team boasts offensive prowess. Regarding over/under betting totals for both sides, taking an over may be wiser given both teams tendencies towards reaching 48 point totals. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some VIP online sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Appalachian State Mountaineers 31, East Carolina Pirates 17.