Temple Owls vs. East Carolina Pirates, 10/3/19 Predictions & Odds

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Updated: October 3, 2019

Temple vs. East Carolina Prediction

Temple Owls vs. East Carolina Pirates, 10/3/19 Predictions & Odds

Can Temple go on the road and pick up a cover in their AAC opener when they face ECU tonight at 8PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

305 Temple vs. 306 East Carolina

Thursday, October, 3, 2019

8PM ET – Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

TV: ESPN

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Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, Temple is favored on the road, as the Owls are getting odds of -12 points against East Carolina. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 47.5 points. The public betting currently has 68 percent going on Temple as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

ECU looking for win streak

East Carolina has won its last two games, including a 24-21 win at Old Dominion last weekend. The Pirates are 3-2 on the season, 0-1 in the AAC, 2-3 against the spread and 5-0 with the under.

The Pirates have been pretty even on offense and defense. The offense puts up just 21.4 points and 370.8 yards per game, while the defense is giving up 22.6 points and 342.4 yards per outing. ECU has a strong ground attack, with four rushers over 100 yards. Demetrius Mauney is leading the way with 199 yards while quarterback Holton Ahlers has rushed for 186 yards and three scores while passing for 913 yards and four touchdowns. Blake Proehl has caught 20 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns while Kendall Futrell is leading the defense with 30 tackles and four sacks.

Temple begins conference play

The Temple Owls are off to a 3-1 start to the season thanks to an impressive 24-2 win over Georgia Tech this past weekend. Temple is 3-1 against the spread while going 2-2 with the over/under total.

Temple has been solid on defense this season, allowing 17.3 points and 283.8 yards per game. The Owls are putting up 30.5 points and 433.3 yards per game on offense, including nearly 300 passing yards. Anthony Russo has thrown for 1,071 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the offense while Jadan Blue has 27 catches for 402 yards and two scores. Re’Mahn Davis is the team’s leading rusher with 346 yards and three scores. The Temple defense is led by Ifeanyi Maijeh, who has 23 tackles with 2.5 sacks.

College Football Betting Trends

East Carolina

The Pirates are 9-31-1 against the spread in their last 41 conference games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.

Temple

The Owls are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 Thursday games and 43-21 ATS in their last 64 road games.

Prediction:

The Owls have had ECU’s number for years. Temples has won five straight in this series while covering the spread in the last six meetings. That includes three straight trips to ECU. The Owls are coming off an impressive win over Georgia Tech and also had a strong win at Maryland. East Carolina hasn’t faced anyone of note, outside of Navy. That was a 42-10 loss. The Owls are better than the Pirates in every aspect of the game and that should show tonight.

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Related: Temple vs. East Carolina Total Prediction



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