The East Carolina Pirates are seeking their third straight winning season. After a 7-5 2021 and 8-5 2022, the Pirates have a new look roster, and the expectations have lowered considerably. The mark of a good program is turning things around quickly, and that’s what East Carolina will try to do this fall.
Gone are Holton Ahlers, Keaton Mitchell, Isaiah Winstead, and C.J. Johnson. Those four were the top offensive threats for the Pirates a season ago. The only good news is the defensive unit led by Julius Wood, and Teagan Wilk has several returning players and some new guys to assist. The problem is – the defensive unit was horrible a season ago. This has to be fixed and fixed right away for the Pirates.
East Carolina Pirates 2023 Season Betting Guide | MyBookie Regular Season Football Betting Preview
East Carolina Pirates | American Athletic Conference during the 2023 NCAA Division I FBS football season
School: East Carolina University
Head coach: Mike Houston | 5th season
Home field: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium | 50,000
East Carolina Odds to Win Championship: +60000
American Athletic Conference Odds to Win: +2800
East Carolina: Huge Underdogs
The East Carolina Panthers are massive underdogs in Week 1. The Pirates go to Ann Arbor to take on a Michigan team that has been a national title contender for the past two seasons. The Pirates are going to need everything to go their way. Sure, the Wolverines can be on upset watch, but in the end, oddsmakers are not giving them much of a chance. East Carolina is +36.5 to open the betting.
Win Total for 2023
MyBookie has put the East Carolina Pirates at 6.5 wins for the 2023 season. Frankly, we are not sure we see it as American Athletic Conference talent continues to improve. Take a look at the 2023 schedule, and before you wager, see if you can find 7 wins on the slate.
American Athletic Conference continues to see the football programs improve. This is turning into a formidable conference. The East Carolina Pirates have the 7th best odds of winning the conference title. The Tulane Green Wave is the favorite, followed by SMU, UTSA, Memphis, Florida Atlantic, and North Texas. Next comes the Pirates. They are listed at +2800. That means if you bet $10 on them to win the conference title – you would win $280 if they did. That’s an underdog!
Longshots of all Longshots
Maybe you are bored, or you like losing money. If so, betting on the East Carolina Pirates to win the national title is your thing. The Pirates come into the season as massive longshots. In fact, the Pirates are in the same boat as teams like Colorado State, Northern Illinois, and Indiana. None of them have a shot, but they get the odds to start the season because they have not lost a game yet. The Pirates sit at +60000 odds.
There it is. That’s a look at the East Carolina Pirates and their 2023 Betting Outlook. There are too many question marks, and guys not even on the roster yet may have an impact on this team. Check back as the season approaches, and there may be a better opportunity to check out this team in limbo. Enjoy!
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2023 East Carolina Football Schedule
|All times ET|
|1||Sep. 2||at 2 Michigan Wolverines||Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI||12:00pm ET|
|2||Sep. 9||Marshall Thundering Herd||Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC||Time TBA|
|3||Sep. 16||at Appalachian State Mountaineers||Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC||3:30pm ET+|
|4||Sep. 23||Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs||Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC||6:00pm ET|
|5||Sep. 30||at Rice Owls||Rice Stadium, Houston, TX||Time TBA|
|7||Oct. 14||SMU Mustangs||Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC||7:30pm ET|
|8||Oct. 21||Charlotte 49ers||Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC||Time TBA|
|9||Oct. 28||at 23 UTSA Roadrunners||Alamodome, San Antonio, TX||Time TBA|
|10||Nov. 4||19 Tulane Green Wave||Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC||Time TBA|
|11||Nov. 11||at Florida Atlantic Owls||FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL||Time TBA|
|12||Nov. 18||at Navy Midshipmen||Navy-Marine Corps Mem. Stadium, Annapolis, MD||12:00pm ET|
|13||Nov. 25||Tulsa Golden Hurricane||Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC||Time TBA ET|
|14||Dec. 2||American Championship||Site, City TBD||4:00pm ET|
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