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Temple Owls Favored by -6 Point Spread Against the East Carolina Pirates on Thursday

Temple Owls


East Carolina Pirates
Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

The East Carolina Pirates host Temple on Thursday, looking to build on their 13-16 mark against the 20-9 Owls in college basketball betting action at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Temple Owls will look to cover the spread vs the East Carolina Pirates on Thursday, as the Owls are 12-14-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pirates are 12-10-2 ATS. Temple is 7-16 against the total, while East Carolina is 8-11 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 148-ranked East Carolina Pirates and the No. 8-rated Temple Owls in this matchup.

How Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features East Carolina's No. 200-ranked scoring average of 64.03 PPG, against a Temple Owls defense rated No. 24 and allowing 59.9 PPG. The East Carolina Pirates FG% has averaged 42.18% to date this season, more than the Temple Owls shooters have managed so far (38.28% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls got 16 points from Quenton DeCosey as Temple ran past Houston 66-54 on Thursday at Liacouras Center.

The Pirates got 14 points from Caleb White as East Carolina ran past Central Florida 71-66 on Saturday at CFE Arena.

Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Temple is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Temple is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Temple is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
East Carolina is 8-1-2 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
East Carolina is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Temple home to Connecticut, Saturday, March 7th
East Carolina at Houston, Sunday, March 8th