East Carolina vs. Temple - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (11-7) at East Carolina Pirates (9-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum)
The Line: East Carolina Pirates +6.5 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The East Carolina Pirates and the Temple Owls face off on Wednesday in AAC college basketball action.
The East Carolina Pirates are 9-11 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a six game losing streak. ECU is averaging 69.4 points per game and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. B.J. Tyson leads the Pirates averaging 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Caleb White is averaging 14.1 points, Kentrell Barkley is averaging 9.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Price Williams is averaging 8.0 points. ECU is 7-3 at home and 1-6 in the AAC.
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The Temple Owls are 11-7 this season and they have won their last three games and five of their last six. Temple is averaging 69.4 points per game and they are shooting 40.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Quenton DeCosey leads the Owls averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Devin Coleman is averaging 10.1 points, Jaylen Bond is averaging 9.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Josh Brown is averaging 8.8 points. Temple is 4-2 on the road 5-2 in the AAC.
East Carolina is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-4 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. Temple is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 17-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 20-8 against the spread following a win.
I see this one going over the total and the over is my free pick.