Temple vs. East Carolina - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Carolina Pirates (8-7) at Temple Owls (7-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
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TV: ESPN News
The Temple Owls and the East Carolina Pirates face off on Saturday in AAC college basketball action.
The Temple Owls are 7-6 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Temple is averaging 68.4 points and they are shooting 39.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Quenton DeCosey leads the Owls averaging 14.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Jaylen Bond is averaging 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds, Obi Enechionyia is averaging 9.3 points, and Devin Coleman is averaging 9.0 points. Temple has been inconsistent winning against teams like UConn and Cincinnati but getting blown out such as losing to Houston by 27 points.
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The East Carolina Pirates are 8-7 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. ECU is averaging 70.1 points per game and they are shooting 42.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. B.J. Tyson leads the Pirates averaging 14.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Caleb White is averaging 13.7 points, Kentrell Barkely is averaging 9.9 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Price Williams is averaging 7.1 points. East Carolina is 0-5 on the road this season.
Temple is 5-2 against the spread against the AAC, 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, and 13-6 against the spread following a win. East Carolina is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games against the AAC, and 0-4-1 against the spread following a loss.
Temple has been tough to figure out but expect ECU to put up a fight here and cover the spread.