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East Carolina vs Temple 12/28/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Temple Owls (6-7) vs. East Carolina Pirates (9-4)
December 28, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: East Carolina Pirates -1.5 / Temple Owls +1.5; Over/Under: +137.5
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The Temple Owls and East Carolina Pirates meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The Temple Owls look to get back to a .500 record. The East Carolina Pirates look for their 10th win.

The Temple Owls are averaging 69.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Khalif Battle is averaging 18.7 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Damian Dunn is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jamille Reynolds is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Hicks is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Temple Owls are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game.

The East Carolina Pirates are averaging 72.5 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Javon Small is averaging 17.2 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Brandon Johnson is averaging 12.7 points and 2.2 assists. RJ Felton is the third double-digit scorer and Ezra Ausar is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The East Carolina Pirates are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.

The Owls are 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 games following a ATS loss and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Pirates are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Owls last 4 road games. The under is 5-2 in Pirates last 7 overall.

The East Carolina Pirates have simply been the better team this season, and they’re playing the better ball right now. The Temple Owls have issues scoring the ball, and they lose on the road by an average of 14 points while shooting 35.5 percent from the field. East Carolina wins at home by an average of 8 points. I’ll lay the bucket with the Pirates.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: East Carolina Pirates -1.5

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