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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Temple Owls in Battle with East Carolina Pirates

The East Carolina Pirates will try to cover the point spread at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Temple Owls in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Temple Owls before tip-off in this one found them as -6-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Carolina Pirates sit at 11-14 (9-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Temple Owls are currently 14-12 (12-10-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? East Carolina is 9-9 OU, and Temple is 16-8 OU.

This game puts the East Carolina Pirates, most recently No. 300 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Temple Owls, who rate No. 122 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and East Carolina has the nation's No. 260-rated offensive output, at 61.44 PPG. The visiting Temple Owls defense ranks No. 116 allowing on average 71.08 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 38.87% so far, less than the East Carolina Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.41% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Temple earned a 74-62 victory over Memphis on Sunday, getting 18 points from Quinton Rose at FedExForum.

The Pirates endured a 64-57 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Jeremy Sheppard at Sun Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Temple is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Temple's last 12 games
  • Temple is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • East Carolina is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games
  • East Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Temple home to Connecticut, Sunday, February 19th
East Carolina at Central Florida, Saturday, February 18th