Cincinnati vs. East Carolina odds, line: 2021 college football picks, Week 13 predictions from proven model

No. 4 Cincinnati (11-0) and East Carolina (7-4) face off in an AAC matchup on Friday afternoon. The Bearcats are looking to be the first Group of Five team to make the College Football Playoff field ever, so motivation should be at an all-time high. Last week they defeated SMU 48-14 to win their 11th straight game. The Pirates narrowly beat Navy 38-35 to win their fourth straight game. 

Kickoff from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C. is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Bearcats are favored by 14 points in the latest Cincinnati vs. East Carolina odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 57.5. Before making any ECU vs. Cincinnati picks, make sure you check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 13 of the 2021 season on a 39-25 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has locked in on Cincinnati vs. ECU and just revealed its picks and CFB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the CFB odds and betting lines for ECU vs. Cincinnati:

  • Cincinnati vs. East Carolina spread: Cincinnati -14 
  • Cincinnati vs. East Carolina over-under: 57.5 points 
  • Cincinnati vs. East Carolina money line: East Carolina +425, Cincinnati -600 
  • CINN: Bearcats are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record  
  • ECU: Pirates are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog

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Why Cincinnati can cover

The Bearcats have an explosive offense that averages a conference-high 40 points per game with 430.1 total yards of offense. This unit has scored over 40 points in six games this season. Senior quarterback Desmond Ridder has completed 66 percent of his passes for 2,699 yards with 25 passing touchdowns. Ridder has also added 325 yards on the ground with six scores. 

Ridder has thrown for at least three touchdowns in four games this season. Last week against SMU, Ridder played a nearly flawless game. He was 17-of-23 for 274 yards with three passing touchdowns and added another 46 yards and a TD on the ground. This was the third straight game where Ridder has scored a rushing touchdown. The Kentucky native is fourth in the conference with 274.9 total yards per game. 

Why East Carolina can cover 

The Pirates head into this matchup with one of the top offenses in the conference. They are ranked second in the AAC at 447.5 total yards per game. They have a well-balanced attack that is headlined by junior quarterback Holton Ahlers and freshman running back Keaton Mitchell. Ahlers is third in the conference, averaging 264.3 passing yards per game. He has completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,898 and 17 passing touchdowns. The North Carolina native had his best game of the season against Navy, going 27-of-32 for a season-high 405 yards and three touchdowns.

Mitchell leads the Pirates with 157 carries for 1,077 yards with nine touchdowns. The Georgia native has rushed for more than 100 yards in four games this season. He had a monster performance against Tulane. He finished with 15 carries for a season-high 222 yards and two scores. Mitchell is also a receiving threat coming out the backfield, as he has 22 receptions and 253 receiving yards.

How to make Cincinnati vs. East Carolina picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 54 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s East Carolina vs. Cincinnati pick at SportsLine. 

So who wins Cincinnati vs. East Carolina? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out. 

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