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East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls College Basketball Betting Preview

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Temple Owls try to run the East Carolina Pirates off the court at Liacouras Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Temple Owls as -10-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Temple Owls battles the East Carolina Pirates, currently sitting with a 9-7 mark (4-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 9-5 for the Temple Owls and 3-6 for the East Carolina Pirates.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Temple Owls at No. 180 and the East Carolina Pirates at No. 290 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and East Carolina is ranked No. 44 in NCAA basketball at 39.63 per game. Contrast that with Temple's No. 198 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Temple is the No. 74-ranked team in the country at 8.56 per game, while East Carolina rates No. 236 at 5.69 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

East Carolina suffered a 48-45 loss against Central Florida on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Kentrell Barkley in a losing effort at CFE Arena.

The Owls got 16 points from Obi Enechionyia, but it was Southern Methodist that prevailed in a 79-65 final on Wednesday at Moody Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • East Carolina is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games on the road
  • Temple is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Temple is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Houston, Wednesday, January 11th
Temple at Connecticut, Wednesday, January 11th