Temple at East Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Temple Owls travel to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to take on the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Temple as 6 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 61.5. The Owls have an ATS record of 1-4-0 while their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Pirates have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 1-4-0 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Temple Owls Injuries
10/01/17 RB Jager Gardner Leg out indefinitely
10/01/17 OL Jovahn Fair Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
10/01/17 OL Branden Pena Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Temple
10/01/17 DB Corey Seargent Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Temple
10/01/17 DE Randall Anderson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Temple
10/01/17 LB Ray Tillman Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Temple
10/01/17 DB Tim Irvin Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/27/17 OL Austin Lee Disciplinary out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Temple Owls are 115th in Division 1 in points scored with 81. They have run 344 plays this season for 1,479 yards, which ranks them 62nd in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 4.3 yards per play, which is 125th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this year, placing them 98th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 421 yards as a team, which ranks 121st in the country. They've run 168 times, averaging 2.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 37 times for 309 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the nation in penalties. Logan Marchi has thrown for 799 yards this season. He has completed 64 passes on 119 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 119. He averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Temple is 98th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 146. They have surrendered a total of 2,262 yards on D, which is 115th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 100 passes on 166 attempts against the Temple Owls defense this season, placing them 97th and 95th in the country. The Temple pass defense has also given up a total of 1,265 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 201 attempts for 997 yards this year, putting them in 111th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 36 penalties for 281 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 86th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 41 punt return yards and average 5.9 yards per return, which is 71st in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 536 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 21 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,056. The Temple Owls have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 9, which is 16th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Temple Owls kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 6 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,189 yards on 29 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates have run for 535 yards as a team, which ranks 105th in the nation. They've run 174 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 36 times for 340 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the country in penalties. They are 77th in Division 1 in points scored with 123. They have run 389 plays this year for 2,128 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The East Carolina Pirates average 5.5 yards per play, which is 82nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 114 1st downs this season, ranking them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. Thomas Sirk has completed 37 throws while attempting 69 passes for a completion percentage of 53.6%. He has passed for 401 yards this year. He averages 3.5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 95.6.
The East Carolina Pirates rush defense has given up 241 attempts for 1,505 yards this season, putting them in 127th place in the country against the run. They have had 37 penalties for 438 yards on defense this year. That places them 129th in Division 1. East Carolina is 128th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 253. They have given up a total of 3,079 yards on D, which is 129th in the nation. The Pirates are 128th in yards per play allowed with 7.9. Opponent offenses have completed 101 throws on 149 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, ranking them 98th and 72nd in the country. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,574 yards in the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The East Carolina Pirates have tried 10 field goals this year and made 6, which is 40th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. East Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 979 yards on 24 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 85th in the NCAA in punting average. East Carolina is 125th in the country in punt returns with 2. They have returned 21 kicks for 426 yards on special teams, which puts them 14th in kick return yardage. The Pirates average 20 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,554.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls -6
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