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    Star runner Alex Tecza and the Navy Midshipmen (4-5) meet the East Carolina Pirates (2-8) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

    The Pirates are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), against the Midshipmen (with an over/under of 32.5 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 -2.5 -110 -110 32.5 -111 -109 -139 +117

    Navy Pick Insights

    • Navy’s ATS record is 3-4-1 this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, Navy is 1-3 against the spread.
    • Three of Navy’s eight games with a set total have hit the over (37.5%).

    Navy Stats & Insights

    • Navy ranks 12th-worst in total offense (307.2 yards per game), but has played a little better on defense, ranking 57th with 367.7 yards allowed per game.
    • Navy ranks 17th-worst in scoring offense (19.7 points per game), but has played slightly better on defense, ranking 42nd with 21.4 points allowed per game.
    • Navy has been a bottom-25 pass offense this year, ranking second-worst with 101.8 passing yards per game. The defense is ranked 85th in the FBS (235.6 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Navy ranks 42nd in run defense this season (132.1 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with 205.4 rushing yards per game.
    • Navy has the 25th-best third-down defense this season (33.3% third-down conversion rate allowed), but ranks sixth-worst on offense (29.7% third-down conversion rate).
    • Navy owns 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 recorded 522 yards (58 ypg) on 40-of-75 passing with four touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 171 rushing yards (19 ypg) on 56 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • Tecza has 629 rushing yards on 91 carries with four touchdowns.
    • Dabe Fofana has been handed the ball 64 times this year and racked up 247 yards (27.4 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Eli Heidenreich’s leads his squad with 267 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 12 catches (out of 22 targets) and scored four touchdowns.
    • Brandon Chatman has reeled in 13 passes while averaging 23.4 yards per game.
    • Nathan Kent’s four catches have yielded 77 yards and one touchdown.
    • Luke Pirris has 3.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has five TFL and 40 tackles.
    • Colin Ramos is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 76 tackles, two TFL, and two sacks.
    • Rayuan Lane has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 46 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and six passes defended to his name.

    East Carolina Betting Insights

    • East Carolina is 5-5-0 ATS this year.
    • East Carolina is 4-4 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Three of East Carolina’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (30%).

    East Carolina Pick Insights

    • East Carolina has been struggling on offense, ranking third-worst with 270.9 total yards per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, allowing 336 total yards per contest (37th-ranked).
    • East Carolina’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, posting 18.1 points per game, which ranks eighth-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 49th with 23 points allowed per contest.
    • East Carolina’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, registering 162.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 11th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 59th with 223.1 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • East Carolina ranks 19th-worst in rushing yards per game on offense (108.1), but at least it has been playing well on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-best in rushing yards allowed per game (112.9).
    • East Carolina’s offense has been struggling on third down, ranking 16th-worst in the FBS with a 32% third-down conversion rate. It has been more effective on defense, allowing a 39.6% third-down rate (77th-ranked).
    • After forcing 13 turnovers (72nd in the FBS) and turning the ball over 12 times (41st in the FBS) this season, East Carolina has the 55th-ranked turnover margin of +1.

    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 run for 341 yards on 107 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Mason Garcia has run for 227 yards across 50 carries, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Chase Sowell leads his squad with 452 receiving yards on 36 receptions with one touchdown.
    • Jaylen Johnson has caught 38 passes and compiled 421 receiving yards (42.1 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Jsi Hatfield’s 23 receptions (on 50 targets) have netted him 278 yards (27.8 ypg).
    • Chad Stephens paces the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has eight TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Julius Wood has 68 tackles, three TFL, and two interceptions, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.

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