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East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls NCAA College Basketball Betting

Liacouras Center features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Temple Owls and the visiting East Carolina Pirates in college hoops betting odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Temple Owls as -11-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

Supporters of the East Carolina Pirates have watched them go 8-7 and 6-3-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Temple Owls are at 7-6 and 6-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Temple Owls are 7-5, while the East Carolina Pirates have a 5-5 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 143 (Temple) and the No. 153 (East Carolina) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Temple's No. 212-ranked offense, averaging 68.38 PPG, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 67 at 66.4 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 39.85% so far, less than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.74% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates endured a 55-43 loss at the hands of the Golden Hurricane on Tuesday, despite a 10-point effort from Kentrell Barkley at Reynolds Center.

Temple got 15 points from Quenton DeCosey en route to a 55-53 victory over Connecticut on Tuesday at XL Center.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Temple is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Temple is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

East Carolina home to Southern Methodist, Wednesday, January 13th
Temple at Memphis, Wednesday, January 13th