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Tulsa vs. East Carolina odds, spread: 2019 college football picks, predictions from proven computer

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Sep 8, 2018; Greenville, NC, USA; East Carolina Pirates defensive end Michael Swift (24) carries the american flag before the start of the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The East Carolina Pirates defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 41-19. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.

Sep 8, 2018; Greenville, NC, USA; East Carolina Pirates defensive end Michael Swift (24) carries the american flag before the start of the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The East Carolina Pirates defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 41-19.

Get ready for an AAC battle as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the East Carolina Pirates will face off at noon ET on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. East Carolina is 4-7 overall and 2-3 at home, while Tulsa is 3-8 overall and 1-4 on the road. The Pirates have won seven of the last 10 in the series, but the programs have split those games down the middle against the spread. Tulsa has actually covered in the last three head-to-head matchups. The Golden Hurricane are favored by 5.5 points in the latest East Carolina vs. Tulsa odds, while the over-under is set at 61. Before entering any Tulsa vs. ECU picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen huge returns since its inception. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $4,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it over that time is way up.

Now, it has simulated East Carolina vs. Tulsa 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

ECU was able to grind out a solid victory over Connecticut last week, winning 31-24. No one put up better numbers for the Pirates than running back Darius Pinnix Jr., who rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. East Carolina doesn't have a single player on its roster that has rushed for more than 428 yards this season and the absence of a running game has been a hindrance offensively, so having Pinnix stepping up late could help it close the season strong.

Meanwhile, Tulsa was first on the board but had to settle for the 24-14 setback against Houston. Quarterback Zach Smith had a tough game. Despite one touchdown, he threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball once. Smith has had an up-and-down season despite having four solid receivers who have at least 40 catches and 440 yards in Keylon Stokes, Sam Crawford Jr., Keenen Johnson and Josh Johnson. Tulsa is 3-0 against the spread when it has at least 500 yards of total offense, so Smith distributing the ball efficiently is going to be a key on Saturday.

So who wins Tulsa vs. East Carolina? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college football picks.  

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