The Florida Atlantic Owls vs. East Carolina Golden Pirates picks are some of the toughest to make on the 2013 NCAA football schedule, and today, we are making our college football picks and predictions and trying to beat the CFB odds here at Cappers Info.
Week 2 CFB Picks: Florida Atlantic Owls @ East Carolina Golden Pirates
Date: Thursday, August 5th, 7:30 ET
Location: Dowdy Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Week 2 Betting Odds: East Carolina -20.5 (54)
Florida Atlantic vs. East Carolina Live TV Coverage: FOX Sports 1
You’re never going to find an East Carolina game with a ‘total’ this low again, and we are going to take full advantage of that fact in this one. Let’s list off some of the East Carolina games from last season and see how many points this club really averaged putting on the board. Louisiana Lafayette: 77 points. Marshall: 126 points. Houston: 76 points. Navy: 84 points. UAB: 77 points. UCF: 60 points. South Carolina: 58 points. That’s a whole heck of a lot of games, most of which were at the end of the season which became absolutely shootouts. Even in Week 1 of this season, the Old Dominion Monarchs, playing in their very first game at the FBS level, scored five offensive TDs against this East Carolina side.
Florida Atlantic doesn’t exactly have a stout offense by any stretch of the imagination, but most are figuring that the team that scored six points is going to be the one that shows up in this game against East Carolina. We just don’t see it that way. Aside from the fact that it is very possible that the Pirates score enough points by themselves in this one to ultimately reach this ‘total’ without getting a thing from FAU, we think that they are going to give up at least 20 as well. If the Pirates play that poorly on defense, this one is going to fly past the number.
Florida Atlantic vs. East Carolina Pick: Over 54
Florida Atlantic @ East Carolina Score Prediction: East Carolina Pirates 44 – Florida Atlantic Owls 24