East Carolina vs Temple Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Temple -10
The East Carolina Pirates travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 10 point favorites.
East Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 9-12. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 68.9 points per game while giving up 71.2 per contest. Temple has an overall mark of 10-10. They are averaging 67.7 points per contest and giving up 65.5, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 10-11-0 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 6-14-0 against the over/under
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
01/24/20 C Edra Luster Knee is out indefinitely
Key Temple Owls Injuries
01/29/20 F De'Vondre Perry Toe is questionable
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Jayden Gardner comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Brandon Suggs averages 9.4 points per game in 22.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Quinton Rose averages 15.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
East Carolina averages 68.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 253rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 278th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 335th in the nation. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 167th and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 142nd with 13.7 per game. The Pirates allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 171st and 215th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 147th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 215th place in Division 1. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 276th in the country with 67.7 points per game this year. They are 327th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 231st in the nation. They are 55th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 145th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Owls are 177th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Owls surrender 65.5 points per contest, which ranks them 89th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 32nd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 309th with 38.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 184th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Pirates are 278th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.9. In terms of pace they are 107th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 308th. As a team they are 280th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 244th in Division 1. East Carolina is 153rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 214th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 94.9, which is ranked 304th. They are 99th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 324th. As a unit they are 330th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 241st in the country.
Who will win tonight's East Carolina/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Temple -10
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