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    Alex Tecza will lead the Navy Midshipmen (4-5) into their game against the East Carolina Pirates (2-8) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET.

    The Midshipmen are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3), against the Pirates. The over/under for this matchup is 33.5 points.

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    Game Info for Navy vs. East Carolina

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNews
    • Location: Annapolis, Maryland
    • Stadium: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
    Navy vs East Carolina Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Navy -3 -110 -110 33.5 -110 -110 -154 +132

    Navy Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Navy has put together a 3-4-1 record against the spread.
    • Navy has a 1-3 record against the spread in games it was favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • Navy games have gone over the point total on three of eight occasions (37.5%).

    Navy Stats & Insights

    • Navy has been a bottom-25 offense this year, ranking 12th-worst with 307.2 yards per contest. The defensive side of the ball is ranked 57th in the FBS (367.7 yards allowed per game).
    • While Navy’s defense ranks 42nd with 21.4 points allowed per game, the Midshipmen have been slightly worse on offense, ranking 17th-worst (19.7 points per game).
    • Navy ranks second-worst in passing offense (101.8 passing yards per game), but thas played slightly better on defense, ranking 85th with 235.6 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • Navy has the 42nd-ranked defense this year in terms of rushing yards (132.1 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 11th-best with 205.4 rushing yards per game.
    • While Navy ranks sixth-worst in the FBS in third-down conversion rate at 29.7%, it’s been a different story on defense, ranking 25th-best (33.3% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • Navy has the second-best turnover margin in college football at +12, forcing 19 turnovers (10th in the FBS) while turning it over seven times (sixth in the FBS).

    Navy’s Best Players

    • Tai Lavatai has thrown for 522 yards (58 ypg) to lead Navy, completing 53.3% of his passes and recording four touchdown passes compared to two interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 171 rushing yards on 56 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Tecza has racked up 629 yards on 91 carries while finding paydirt four times as a runner.
    • This season, Dabe Fofana has carried the ball 64 times for 247 yards (27.4 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Eli Heidenreich’s 267 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 22 times and has registered 12 receptions and four touchdowns.
    • Brandon Chatman has caught 13 passes while averaging 23.4 yards per game.
    • Nathan Kent has racked up four catches for 77 yards, an average of 8.6 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Luke Pirris has 3.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has five TFL and 40 tackles.
    • Colin Ramos is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s racked up 76 tackles, two TFL, and two sacks.
    • Rayuan Lane has a team-high four interceptions to go along with 46 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and six passes defended.

    East Carolina Betting Insights

    • East Carolina has a 5-5-0 record against the spread this year.
    • East Carolina is a 4-4 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this year.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of East Carolina’s 10 games with a set total.

    East Carolina Pick Insights

    • East Carolina ranks third-worst in total yards per game (270.9), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 37th in the FBS with 336 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • East Carolina has been sputtering offensively, ranking eighth-worst in the FBS with 18.1 points per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, giving up 23 points per contest (49th-ranked).
    • East Carolina’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling 162.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 11th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 59th with 223.1 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • While East Carolina’s run offense has been sputtering, ranking 19th-worst with 108.1 rushing yards per game, its defense ranks 24th-best with just 112.9 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • East Carolina ranks 16th-worst in third-down conversion rate (32%), but it has been better defensively, ranking 77th in the FBS with a 39.6% third-down rate allowed.
    • East Carolina has accumulated 13 forced turnovers (72nd in the FBS) and committed 12 turnovers (41st in the FBS) this season for a +1 turnover margin that ranks 55th in the FBS.

    East Carolina’s Best Players

    • Alex Flinn leads East Carolina with 1,219 yards on 123-of-234 passing with four touchdowns compared to eight interceptions this season.
    • Rahjai Harris has rushed 107 times for 341 yards, with four touchdowns.
    • Mason Garcia has compiled 227 yards on 50 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Chase Sowell has racked up 452 receiving yards on 36 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Jaylen Johnson has totaled 421 receiving yards (42.1 yards per game) and one touchdown on 38 receptions.
    • Jsi Hatfield’s 50 targets have resulted in 23 catches for 278 yards.
    • Chad Stephens has 3.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has eight TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Julius Wood has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 68 tackles, three TFL, and two interceptions so far.
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