Temple at East Carolina 10/3/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: East Carolina vs Temple
Date & Time: 10/4/2019, 12:01 AM UTC
Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Latest Odds: TEM -13 Total 48
TV Channel: ESPN

The Temple Owls are set to visit Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina for an AAC clash against the East Carolina Pirates. The Temple Owls come into this matchup with a 3-1 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 24-2. QB Anthony Russo struggled to get anything going through the air for the Owls as he connected on 9 of his 22 pass attempts for 127 yards and an interception. RB Re’Mahn Davis had a big game on the ground for Temple as he compiled 135 rushing yards and 2 TDs in 29 carries.

The Temple Owls had a very good game on the defensive side of the ball as they held the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to 0 points while forcing them into 3 turnovers. Senior LB Shaun Bradley led the way for the Temple Owls with 8 tackles and a pass deflection. Senior safety Benny Walls had a big game from the secondary for the Owls as he compiled 6 tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception which he returned 65 yards.

The East Carolina Pirates come into this matchup with a 3-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Old Dominion Monarchs, 24-21. QB Holton Ahlers struggled to find any consistency through the air as he connected on 8 of his 21 pass attempts for 202 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 interceptions. Sophomore WR Blake Proehl was the top target for Ahlers and the Pirates as he racked up 100 receiving yards and 1 TD.

The East Carolina Pirates were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Old Dominion Monarchs as they held them to 21 points while forcing 3 turnovers. Senior DL Kendall Futrell had a huge game for the East Carolina Pirates as he racked up a team-high 7 tackles while contributing 3.5 TFL and 3 sacks. Junior DL Chance Purvis was able to get into the Monarchs backfield and contribute 3 TFL. Gerard Stringer and Ja’Quan McMillian racked up interceptions for the East Carolina defense.

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Betting Trends

  • Owls are 22-6 ATS in their last 28 conference games.
  • Over is 4-1 in Owls last 5 road games.
  • Pirates are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win.
  • Under is 5-0 in Pirates last 5 games overall.
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Free NCAA Football Pick: Temple Owls -13

The Temple Owls have dominated the number against the East Carolina Pirates in recent history as they have covered the spread in 6 consecutive meetings. The Temple Owls have gotten off to a solid start to the season as they are 3-1, and a huge part for that is their stingy defense as they have held 3 of their opponents under 17 points. QB Anthony Russo had a shaky game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets but he has been very good over his career, and he should be able to turn it up in conference play. The East Carolina Pirates weren’t very impressive on the offensive side of the ball against Old Dominion as Holton Ahlers only connected on 38% of his passes while throwing 2 interceptions, and Temple will make them pay for that. Final Score Prediction, Temple Owls win and cover ATS 35-13.

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