SMU has only lost to two Power Five teams thus far. But if the Mustangs falter this week, a once hopeful season might lead to a .500 record after six games.
SMU (3-2, 1-0 AAC) will play at East Carolina (1-4, 0-1) at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenview, North Carolina.
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SMU vs. East Carolina Betting Odds
SMU is a -12.5 college football betting odds favorite against East Carolina. The Over/Under for the game is 49.5.
The moneyline for SMU is -450, while it’s +333 for East Carolina.
SMU vs. East Carolina On TV
The SMU-ECU game will be televised on ESPN.
SMU vs. East Carolina Prediction
I’m picking SMU to win and cover the spread at -12.5. I’m also predicting the game will go Over 49.5 total points.
SMU is much better than its record indicates. The Mustangs were fairly competitive against Power Five programs Oklahoma and TCU on the road, and they decisively defeated Group of Five programs like Louisiana Tech and Charlotte.
East Carolina has played well against some teams like Rice, but I think SMU is going to be a dominant force in the AAC this year and will show it in this matchup.