East Carolina at Temple - 11/26/22 College Football Picks and Prediction
Temple Owls (3-8) vs East Carolina Pirates (6-5)
Game Info: Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
Betting Odds: Temple Owls +9.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The East Carolina Pirates will play the Temple Owls in an AAC Game on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-5 (3-4) this season after they lost to the Houston Cougars by a score of 42-3 in their last game. East Carolina was out gained by a total of 515-315 and went 3-14 on third down attempts in the loss. The East Carolina offense is averaging 29.2 points per game with 286.2 passing yards per game and 166 rushing yards per game. Holton Ahlers has thrown for 3,094 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five interceptions for the Pirates this season. Keaton Mitchell has rushed for 1,103 yards and 10 scores, while Isaiah Winstead has caught 75 passes for 950 yards and three touchdowns for East Carolina. The ECU defense is giving up 25.3 points per game and 396 yards per game.
The Temple Owls are 3-8 (1-6) this season after they lost to the Cincinnati Bearcats by a score of 23-3 in their last game. Temple only gained 202 total yards and went 1-11 on third down attempts in the game. The Temple offense is averaging 19.6 points per game with 244.5 passing yards per game and 85.5 rushing yards per game. E.J. Warner has thrown for 2,501 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions for the Owls this season. Edward Saydee has rushed for 594 yards and five scores, while Jose Barbon has caught 59 passes for 758 yards and two touchdowns for Temple. The Temple defense is allowing 27.5 points per game and 378.2 yards per game.
East Carolina is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games. The under is 15-6 in East Carolina’s last 21 games on grass. Temple is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 November games. The under is 4-1 in Temple’s last 5 home games. The under is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.
East Carolina is coming off of a blow out loss against Houston, but they had been playing well in the previous four games. Temple has also lost two games in a row, but their defense has really struggled this year. I expect East Carolina to take care of business here and get the win by a few scores, before heading to bowl season.