By: Stephen Nover     Date: Nov 2, 2018
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Free Sports Game Preview and Prediction: Memphis vs. East Carolina
Saturday, November 03, 2018 12:00 PM
Play: Point Spread: -11.0/-118 Memphis
East Carolina has lost by 43, 22 and 27 points during its last three games. Those demoralizing losses have dropped the Pirates to 2-5. Memphis has bowl aspirations. East Carolina doesn't. The Pirates aren't going to be able to slow down Memphis' balanced offense that features a good quarterback in Brady White and a star running back in Darrell Henderson, who is the second-leading rusher in the nation and leads everyone with a 10.0 average per run. The Pirates are last in the country in turnover margin. So they are going to need to get stops, which isn't likely to happen. The Pirates are also going to have to keep up with the Tigers by matching their scoring. I don't see them staying within two touchdowns. Memphis will be keying on East Carolina's freshman quarterback Holton Ahlers. East Carolina is averaging only 12 points per game during its past three games. The Tigers enter this matchup with the confidence of having buried the Pirates, 70-13, last season.

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