The East Carolina University football program has won three conference championships, most recently in 2014, and holds a long-standing American Athletic Conference (AAC) membership. Although ECU’s schedule is filled with tough opponents, the Pirates have a winning record in six of their last 10 seasons.
Online sports betting was legalized in June with a launch window of Jan. 8 to June 14, 2024. That means ECU fans will have to wait one more season before they can finally make safe, secure and legal bets on the Pirates.
See below for this week’s ECU football odds, their conference championship odds, plus some stats to help your college football betting decisions.
This week’s East Carolina football spread
Check out the latest East Carolina Pirates odds from legal online sportsbooks below. Click on any odds to claim the posted welcome bonuses at each NC sportsbook.
East Carolina football championship odds
East Carolina football has three conference championships and multiple bowl game appearances. Check their latest AAC conference title odds from legal online sportsbooks below.
What is the East Carolina point spread?
This is a popular bet in college football that offers several predicted points the favorite team will win by. For instance, here is an example of a spread bet you might see at a NC sports betting site:
|East Carolina University||-7.5 (-110)|
|Temple Owls||+7.5 (-110)|
In this case, ECU must win by at least eight points for a bet on their side to pay out. Check the odds feed above for the latest ECU football spread.
What is the East Carolina moneyline?
With a moneyline bet, you need to pick only which team will win the game. You get paid based on the amount you bet and the odds when you confirm your bet slip.
Every sportsbook offers moneyline bets, and odds can vary from one sportsbook to another. For example:
|East Carolina University||-110|
East Carolina is the favorite in this example, as it has negative odds. In contrast, Temple is the underdog with its positive odds.
American betting odds represent the potential payout of the bet by displaying either a negative or positive number. Negative numbers, such as -110, indicate the amount you need to bet to win $100, while positive numbers, like +110, show the amount you can win if you bet $100.
If you bet $110 on a +110 underdog, the payout will be $210 if the bet wins ($110 initial stake plus $100 profit). On the other hand, if you bet $110 on a -110 favorite, the payout will be $200 if the bet wins ($110 initial stake plus $90 profit).
The larger the number, the greater the possible chance of the underdog winning. The smaller the number, the greater the perceived chance of the favorite winning.
East Carolina football over/under
Totals bets, also known as over/under bets, let you wager on the total number of points that oddsmakers predict the two teams will combine to score. For example:
In this scenario, the two teams must combine to score 53 points or more for the over to win. For the under to pay out, the total must be 52 or less.
ECU football prop bets
Prop betting offers different types of bets, from over/under style bets to situational bets to exotic bets. Prop bets can be found in most sportsbooks, and bettors can find the sportsbook with the prop bets that suit their needs. Here is an example of an ECU football prop bet:
Will East Carolina University have the most rushing yards in the game?
- Yes (-110) or No (-110)
East Carolina University football coaching staff
Here is a list of the current coaching staff for the East Carolina University football team and a history of the program’s head coaches.
- Head coach: Mike Houston
- Offensive coordinator: Donnie Kirkpatrick
- Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach: Blake Harrell
- Special teams coordinator: Tim Daoust
- Passing game coordinator: Latrell Scott
- Recruiting coordinator/RBs coach: Chris Foster
- Defensive passing coordinator/CBs coach: Jules Montinar
Here is a list of the ECU head coaches since the school transitioned from being a teachers college in 1948:
- Mike Houston (2019-present)
- Scottie Montgomery (2016-2018)
- Ruffin McNeill (2010-2015)
- Skip Holtz (2005-2009)
- John Thompson (2003-2004)
- Steve Logan (1992-2002)
- Bill Lewis (1989-1991)
- Art Baker (1985-1988)
- Ed Emory (1980-1984)
- Pat Dye (1974-1979)
- Sonny Randle (1971-1973)
- Mike McGee (1970)
- Clarence Stasavich (1962-1969)
- Jack Boone (1952-1961)
- Bill Dole (1949-1951)
East Carolina University football home stadium
The East Carolina University football team plays home games at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on the East Carolina University campus in Greenville, North Carolina.
- Address: 100 Ficklen Dr, Greenville, North Carolina 27858
- Owner: East Carolina University
- Operator: East Carolina University Athletics
- Capacity: 51,000
- Record attendance: 51,082 (vs. NC State, September 10, 1999)
- Opened: September 21, 1963
- Construction cost: $300,000 ($2.5 million in 2021 dollars)
How to view and listen to East Carolina University football games
For ECU football enthusiasts, there are numerous means of watching and listening to games. Here are a few of the finest ways to tune in:
- CBS Sports Network
- Sling TV
- YouTube TV
- CBS All Access
- WNCT 107.9 FM (Greenville)
- WRNS 960 AM/95.1 FM (Kinston)
- WGHB 1250 AM (Farmville)
Internet Radio Platforms:
- TuneIn App
- Pirate Radio 1250 & 930
No matter if you prefer to watch the games on TV, stream them on your computer or mobile device, or listen on the radio, there are many choices to keep track of the Pirates. These options make it simple to follow the team, regardless of location.
A brief history of East Carolina University football
Here are some of the most notable moments in the history of East Carolina University Pirates football:
- 2014: Shane Carden throws for 4,736 yards and 33 touchdowns on the season and goes into the postseason to lead the Pirates to a win in the Birmingham Bowl.
- 1991: ECU wins its first-ever conference championship, capturing the Colonial Athletic Association title.
- 1978: The Pirates win their first-ever Southern Conference championship.
- 1963: ECU plays in its first-ever Division I bowl game, the Eastern Bowl, which they won against Northeastern 27-6.
- 1963: ECU joins the Southern Conference.
- 1962: The Pirates win the NAIA National Championship, led by head coach Clarence Stasavich.
- 1961: ECU wins its first-ever conference championship, capturing the North State Conference title.
- 1959: The Pirates play their first-ever game at Ficklen Stadium, which is still used today.
- 1952: The Pirates, coached by Jack Boone, play in their first-ever bowl game, losing 13-6 to Clarion in the Lions Bowl.
- 1932: ECU plays its first-ever football game as a North Carolina Teachers Conference member, losing to Atlantic Christian.
- 1927: ECU joins the North Carolina Teachers Conference.
- 1909: ECU plays its first-ever football game, a 6-0 win over A.C. College.
- 1907: The East Carolina Teachers Training School is founded, which later became East Carolina University.
East Carolina University football FAQs
According to StubHub.com, the average ticket price for an East Carolina University football game is approximately $50. Ticket prices can vary depending on the opponent and seat location.
Not yet. However, they have won 10 conference championships throughout history, including six Conference USA titles and four Colonial Athletic Association titles.
The winningest coach in East Carolina University football history is Steve Logan with a total of 69 victories from 1992-2002.
The Pirates have participated in 21 bowl games, compiling a 10–11 record. The team went to one bowl game twice, the Tangerine Bowl, and has been to the Liberty Bowl four times.
As of 2022, East Carolina University has produced 67 NFL Draft picks. The first ECU player to be drafted into the NFL was Roger Thrift, a blocker selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 1951 draft.
In the 1992 draft, the first round (24th overall) saw linebacker Robert Jones become the highest-drafted ECU player. The 2008 draft saw running back Chris Johnson repeat that honor as the Tennessee Titans selected him at No. 24 overall.
ECU has had 17 players earn All-American honors, including one consensus selection. The most recent consensus All-American was defensive back Ja’Quan McMillian in 2021.