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Pirates vs Owls Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds
The East Carolina Pirates travel to take on the Temple Owls, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 1:00 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN+. The odds for this week 13 American Athletic matchup have the Pirates as the -12.5 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 50.5.
Pirates vs Owls Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: East Carolina Pirates at Temple Owls
- Where: Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field
- Date: Saturday, November 26th
- Betting Odds:
- ECAR -12.5, ECAR -519 | TEMPL +375 O/U 50.5
As the Pirates travel to take on the Temple Owls, they have an overall record of 6-5. This includes going 3-4 in American Athletic action.
In their previous game, the Pirates fell to Houston at home by a score of 42-3. East Carolina also picked up an ATS loss, as they were 6.0 point favorites entering the game. With their 45 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 66.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 515 yards, with 80 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 32nd in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, East Carolina is ranked 164th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 435 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the East Carolina offense is averaging 29.18. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a Temple defense ranked 69th in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if East Carolina can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 166.0 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Temple defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the Pirates are the 27th ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 286.18. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 37.09 times per contest, placing them 37th in the NCAA.
As the Owls travel to take on the East Carolina Pirates, they have an overall record of 3-8. This includes going 1-6 in American Athletic action.
Temple is coming off a 20 loss to Cincinnati by a score of 23-3. The Owls entered the game as 17.0 point road underdogs, making this an ATS loss. With their 26 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 49.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 388 yards, with 131 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 168th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Temple is ranked 44th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 257 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the Temple offense is averaging 19.73. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a East Carolina defense ranked 89th in EPA. Look for the Owls offense to struggle on the ground, as they are facing a East Carolina defense that is tough up front. This season, the Pirates are averaging 85.55 yards per game and have a below average rush rate compared to other teams. Heading into the game, the Owls will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 244.55 yards places them 71st in the NCAA. So far, they are the 27th ranked team in attempts per contest (38.27).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Pirates have an ATS record of 6-4-0. Their current over-under record sits at 4-6-0. Through their last 5 road contests, the Pirates offense has averaged 29.4 points per game while allowing an average of 27.6. East Carolina posted an overall record of 3-2-0 while going 3-2-0 ATS.
In terms of betting, the Owls have an ATS record of 7-4-0. Their current over-under record sits at 5-6-0. When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Temple has an ATS record of 4-1-0 while averaging 23.0 per game. The team went 2-3-0 overall in these games.
Pirates vs Owls Pick
Free Spread Prediction: East Carolina Pirates -12.5
Free Spread Prediction: Under 50.5
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