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Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates 10/03/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

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Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates 10-03-2019

Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates – The Temple Owls (3-1) are going up against the East Carolina Pirates (3-2) . Sports gambling experts have predicted that the Owls are almost assured of a win- after all, they’ve beaten the Pirates in the last five matchups, earning the Owls a picture-perfect 6-0 ATS and a 13-point favorite against  their opponent. As with other sport, however, football is not an exact science; as far as online betting is concerned, the result of the game is still up in the air, and the homefield Pirates just might pull off an unexpected upset.

Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates 10/03/2019

When: Thursday, October 03, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, North Carolina
TV: ESPN
Stream: NCAAF Fox Sports

Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates 10/03/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Temple Owls -13 (-115) 49.5 o (-111) -461
East Carolina Pirates +13 (-105) 49.5 u (-111) +394
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Temple Owls

The Temple Owls play a game of tight defense, just giving up 69 points in their initial four games. In their past 59 games, the Owls have an ATS of 40-19. Further evidence of the Owls’ staunch defense is their ability to limit their opponent to a mere 8 scoring plays- two field goals and six touchdowns, resulting in 61.5% opponent success rate that’s ranked at No.7 in FBS. It’s a huge leap from the Owls’ previous season where they played with an 81.6% opponent red-zone rating.

Players to watch:

Anthony Russo QB 86 CMP 151 ATT 1071 YDS 57 CMP% 7.1 AVG 79 LNG 10 TD 6 INT

Re’Mahn Davis RB 60 ATT 346 YDS 5.8 AVG 45 LNG

Jager Gardner RB 51 ATT 238 YDS 4.7 AVG 36 LNG

Jadan Blue WR 27 REC 402 YDS 14.9 AVG 79 LNG

Branden Mack WR 17 REC 228 YDS 13.4 AVG 33 LNG     

 

East Carolina Pirates

The East Carolina Pirates, meantime, need to puzzle out how to upgrade their offense before they face the Owls. Their offense has produced a scant 21.4 points per game- combined with the Pirates’ inability to connect third downs, the team only has a 34.2% conversion on this 3rd-down chances.  The odds are stacked heavily against them, especially since the Owls have dominated the past meetings with a cover of 18.1 points.

Players to watch:

Holton Ahlers QB 79 CMP 146 ATT 913 YDS 54.1 CMP% 6.3 AVG 72 LNG 4 TD 5 INT

Demetrius Mauney RB 45 ATT 199 YDS 4.4 AVG 27 LNG

Holton Ahlers RB 50 ATT 186 YDS 3.7 AVG 36 LNG

Blake Proehl WR 20 REC 283 YDS 14.1 AVG 72 LNG

Deondre Farrier WR 10 REC 154 YDS 15.4 AVG 53 LNG

 

Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends:

Owls

Temple is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple’s last 5 games on the road
Temple is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple’s last 5 games when playing East Carolina

Pirates

East Carolina is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina’s last 6 games at home
East Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple
East Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Temple
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina’s last 5 games when playing Temple

Temple Owls vs East Carolina Pirates Betting Picks

The Owls are very much favored by sports betting sites  to win this game, especially since the Pirates haven’t displayed any impressive offensive drives lately. The Temple Owls might very well continue their ATS trend against the Pirates well until next season. The Owls are set to win and cover the spread, with a total going over. The final predicted score is 38.6 versus 17.9.