East Carolina vs. Vanderbilt Odds & Schedule
Nashville Regional: June 11-13*
- Game 1: Friday, noon ET on ESPN2
- Game 2: Saturday, noon ET on ESPN2
- Game 3*: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPNU
Series schedule and programming are subject to change due to flex scheduling and inclement weather.
No. 13 East Carolina (44-15) vs. No. 4 Vanderbilt (43-15)
Series Betting Analysis
Is it time for East Carolina to make the College World Series?
The Pirates have lost five super regionals despite making the postseason 16 times since 1999. Head Coach Cliff Godwin has steady stats through AAC play, ranking top-40 in home runs per game, on-base percentage and strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Sweeping the Greenville regional was not easy, as the Pirates allowed each opponent to score at least five runs.
For Vanderbilt, a sweep of the Nashville region did not come without a sweat in the Sunday finale.
Winning by a combined score of 14-3 over Presbyterian and Georgia Tech through June 5, the Yellow Jackets took the Commodores to the 11th inning in a final score that totaled 25 runs. If there’s a takeaway from the close call on Sunday, it’s that Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter did not pitch. The two aces have been the anchor of this team the entire season.
Probable Starting Pitchers & Projected Odds
The series price should be -310 when you consider the entire pitching staff and starters for Vanderbilt. The fact of the matter is that Rocker and Leiter could close this series out without a third game.
Similar to Kopps for Arkansas, Vanderbilt has pitching to mask the rest of the staff’s deficiencies.
Also, prayers are in order for ECU catcher Seth Caddell. Vanderbilt center fielder Enrique Bradfield Jr. is now up to 46 stolen bases on the season. Expect plenty of highlights from Bradfield here and in Omaha.
Pick: Vanderbilt -500