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Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Week 8 Betting Prediction and Odds

Temple visits East Carolina on Thursday, hoping to send the Pirates to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the East Carolina Pirates in this game found them listed as -2-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 29-18 win for the Pirates on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Temple Owls have seen them go 6-0 and 4-2 ATS so far this season, while the East Carolina Pirates are at 4-3 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Pirates are 5-2, while the Owls are 3-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and East Carolina vs Temple injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 29 (East Carolina Pirates) and the No. 26 (Temple Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the East Carolina Pirates No. 54-ranked offense (32.14 PPG) against a Temple Owls defense that ranks No. 8 at 14.67 PPG. The East Carolina Pirates passing attack has averaged 286 yards per game, more than the Temple Owls give up through the air (203.83 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Temple Owls own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 132.67 yards per game when on the road. East Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 69 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Knights in their last game, winning 30-16 at Lincoln Financial Field.

Last time out for the the Golden Hurricane, they were scorched by Joshua Atkinson for 136 receiving yards against the Pirates in a 30-17 loss at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Temple is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Temple is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • East Carolina is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 6 games
  • East Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Temple home to Notre Dame, Saturday, October 31st
East Carolina at Connecticut, Friday, October 30th