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East Carolina Pirates Face the Temple Owls: Week 10 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

East Carolina Pirates

vs

Temple Owls
Saturday, November 01, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field

East Carolina looms as a small-pond bully, but is also only 1-5 ATS in its last six games as a favorite on the road. On the other end of the college football betting trend spectrum Temple is 3-1 ATS in its last four games as a home dog. The 6-1 Pirates, tied for first place in the AAC, will be road favorites when festivities kick off with the 4-3 Owls Saturday afternoon in Philly. East Carolina has won five games in a row SU, after beating Connecticut last week 31-21, but it's lost three games in a row ATS, because it's been favored by 40, 17 and 27 points.

These teams may be conference rivals now, but the last time they met was back in 1995 when the Pirates beat the Owls down in Greenville 32-22.

East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans backing the Temple Owls here saw them open at 5Dimes as 7-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

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Computer Prediction: East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 29-21 result in favor of the Pirates on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Temple battles the East Carolina Pirates, currently with a 6-1 mark (4-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-3-1 for the Owls and 3-4 for the East Carolina Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Temple vs East Carolina injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Temple Owls at No. 46 and the East Carolina Pirates at No. 18 heading into this contest.

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How East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Stats Matchup

The game also pits Temple's No. 61-ranked offense, averaging 30.71 PPG, against a East Carolina defense that ranks No. 48 this week at 23.43 PPG. The Temple aerial game is averaging 222.86 yards per game, less than the East Carolina Pirates secondary allows through the air, 267.29 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the East Carolina Pirates own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 119.67 yards per game when on the road. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 67 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Shane Carden throttled the Huskies defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 445 yards as East Carolina handed Connecticut a 31-21 defeat.

Temple didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Knights as Central Florida blasted them 34-14 in Week 9 action.

East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Betting Odds Trends

East Carolina is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
East Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games
East Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Temple is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Temple is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Temple is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Temple is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina at Cincinnati, Thursday, November 13th
Temple home to Memphis, Friday, November 7th

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