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American Athletic Conference Tournament - Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Temple Owls will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Thursday when they play host to the East Carolina Pirates at XL Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Temple Owls as -5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the East Carolina Pirates have watched them go 14-17 and 13-11 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Temple Owls are at 16-15 and 13-14-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Temple Owls are 19-10, while the East Carolina Pirates have a 12-12 mark.

The Owls - Pirates odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Temple is rated No. 125 in the current Odds Shark poll, while East Carolina is at No. 284.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 188 nationally ranked offense (70.97 points per game) against a East Carolina Pirates defense that sits as the No. 25 at 64.45 PPG. The Temple Owls have been averaging 42.34% from the field, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (39.43% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

East Carolina was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Houston and falling by a 73-51 score at Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Owls got 17 points from Daniel Dingle as Temple ran past South Florida 72-60 on Sunday at Sun Dome.

Betting Trends
  • East Carolina is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • East Carolina is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • East Carolina is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Temple
  • East Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Temple
  • Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Temple's last 17 games
  • Temple is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing East Carolina
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 6 games when playing East Carolina