East Carolina at Temple Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/27/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia
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The #21 East Carolina Pirates (6-1) will try to jump up a few more spots in the rankings when they play the Temple Owls (4-3) on Saturday afternoon.
Last Thursday, East Carolina won their fifth game in a row when they defeated Connecticut 31-21 at home. They had 580 total yards in that winning effort, which included 445 yards through the air.
The Pirates have been able to throw for 381.9 yards per game this season and they are averaging 39.6 points per game. Quarterback Shane Carden has been solid this season by throwing for 2,574 yards with 18 touchdown passes and just five interceptions. Running back Breon Allen has averaged 7.6 yards per carry and has 569 yards with six touchdowns.
Temple lost their second straight game last Saturday when they were beaten 34-14 by UCF on the road. They only had 182 total yards in that loss, including just 32 rushing yards, and they turned the ball over four times.
The Owls have relied heavily on their defensive unit this season, which is only giving up 19.6 points per game through seven games. Temple's top offensive contributor has been wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick, who has caught 30 passes for 432 yards and five touchdowns. Quarterback P.J. Walker has thrown for 1,469 yards and 11 touchdowns, and he has also rushed for three more scores.
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
East Carolina Pirates are 4-3-0 Against the Spread
East Carolina Pirates are 3-4-0 against the Over/Under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
Temple Owls are 3-4-0 Against the Spread
Temple Owls are 2-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
East Carolina Pirates
10/27/14 WR Trevon Brown Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Temple
10/26/14 DB Cody Purdie Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Temple
10/26/14 DL Demage Bailey Knee "?" Saturday vs. Temple
10/20/14 OL Christian Matau Knee out indefinitely
10/20/14 WR DaQuan Barnes Back out indefinitely
10/20/14 TE Darren Dowdell Leg out indefinitely
10/20/14 LB Kirk Donaldson Knee out indefinitely
09/09/14 LB Devaris Brunson Knee out for season
10/27/14 QB P.J. Walker Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/26/14 OL Dion Dawkins Ankle "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/26/14 LB Jarred Alwan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/18/14 RB Zaire Williams Back out indefinitely
08/07/14 QB Frank Nutile ACL out for season
08/02/14 LB Rob Dvoracek Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina
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