East Carolina at Temple: 1/8/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction

East Carolina at Temple: 1/8/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction Photo by Temple Athletics

Temple Owls (8-6) vs East Carolina Pirates (10-3)

Game Info: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Liacouras Center)

Betting Odds: Temple Owls -3 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The East Carolina Pirates will visit the Temple Owls in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Saturday Morning. The home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The ECU Pirates are coming off of a 8 point win over Tulane  in their last time out. Tristen Newton had 32 points in the overtime win. Brandon Johnson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for East Carolina. Brandon Suggs added 12 points and 11 assists while Vance Jackson had 11 points.

The ECU Pirates are led in scoring by Tristen Newton who averages 19 points and 3.8 rebounds for this team. Vance Jackson averages 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds a night. Brandon Suggs is the third leading scorer for the Pirates as he averages 10.6 points a game for this team.

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The Pirates are averaging 73.8 points per game on 43.6% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 69.3 points per game. They are shooting 74.1% from the free throw line. 

The Owls are coming off of a four point win over UCF in their last time out. Jahlil White scored 17 points and Damian Dunn added 16 and Temple beat Central Florida 66-62 on Wednesday night. Jeremiah Williams scored 13 points and distributed six assists and Zach Hicks scored 10 for the Owls in the win.

The Temple Owls are led in scoring by Khalif Battle who averages 21.4 points and 3.9 rebounds for this team. Damian Dunn averages 13.8 points and 4.9 rebounds a game for this team. Jeremiah Williams is the third leading scorer for the Owls as he averages 9.4 points a game for this team.

The Owls are averaging 67 points per game on 40.6% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.7 points per game. They are shooting 68.9% from the free throw line. 

The Pirates are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and Owls are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Owls are also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. ECU has been impressive this year but Temple is battle tested as they have gone up against tougher opponents. I like for them to win and cover this small spread. 

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Clayton’s Pick Temple -3

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