The biggest news out of the Birmingham Bowl is that Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall will play in the game despite his entrance into the transfer portal. His participation is keeping the line in this game at a touchdown in favor of East Carolina. The Pirates have their own gunslinger in Holton Ahlers and the pair of QB’s should put on a good show on Tuesday night. East Carolina played a tougher schedule than Coastal and although their defensive numbers leave a lot to be desired, they have a talented defensive line that should shut down Coastal’s running game and put pressure on McCall. Coastal Carolina’s defense was a mess this year and it certainly won’t help that the Chants’ top two cornerbacks opted out of the Bowl game. The punters will have a light workload tonight, and we think East Carolina will be good for a couple more stops. We’ll lay the seven and roll with the favored Pirates of East Carolina. Let’s play this one at BetUS.
Prediction: East Carolina (-7)