East Carolina vs. Temple Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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The East Carolina Pirates (6-5) face an AAC matchup against the Temple Owls (3-8).

East Carolina vs. Temple Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with oddsmakers listing East Carolina as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, East Carolina has -405 odds to pick up the win, while Temple is listed at +306 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 51.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch East Carolina vs. Temple Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field

Betting Preview

East Carolina

Offensively, East Carolina has been a top-25 unit, ranking 24th-best in the FBS by putting up 452.2 yards per game. The defense ranks 83rd (396.1 yards allowed per game). East Carolina is putting up 29.2 points per game offensively this year (61st in the FBS), and is giving up 25.3 points per game (57th) on defense. East Carolina has struggled defensively against the pass, ranking 11th-worst in the FBS (278.8 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Pirates rank 19th-best on offense, putting up 286.2 passing yards per game. East Carolina ranks 54th in rushing yards this year (166.0 rushing yards per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 117.3 rushing yards allowed per game. East Carolina owns the 93rd-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (41.5% third-down percentage allowed), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 23rd-best with a 45.9% third-down conversion rate. East Carolina has forced 15 total turnovers (78th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over seven times (fourth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +8, the 12th-best in college football.

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Temple has been sputtering on offense, ranking 20th-worst with 330.1 total yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, giving up 378.2 total yards per contest (69th-ranked). Temple’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling 19.7 points per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 81st with 27.5 points ceded per contest. Temple ranks 54th in the FBS with 244.5 passing yards per contest, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 21st-best by surrendering just 188.1 passing yards per game. Temple has been outplayed on both offense and defense in terms of rushing this season, ranking fifth-worst in rushing yards (85.5 per game) and 19th-worst in rushing yards surrendered (190.1 per game). Temple’s offense has not been getting things done on third down, ranking 11th-worst in the FBS with a 31.2% third-down conversion rate. It has been more productive on defense, giving up a 35.8% third-down rate (44th-ranked). After forcing 12 turnovers (105th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 22 times (118th in the FBS) this season, Temple sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -10.

East Carolina vs. Temple Betting Analysis

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East Carolina Betting Insights

East Carolina has put together a record of 7-4-0 against the spread this season. East Carolina is 2-1 ATS when playing as at least 10-point favorites. East Carolina games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under five times this season. The Pirates have won three of the five games they were the moneyline favorite this season (60%). The Pirates have played as a moneyline favorite of -405 or shorter in only two games this season, and they split 1-1.

Owls Betting Insights

Temple has covered the spread seven times over 11 games with a set total. In games this season when an underdog by 10 points or more, Temple is 4-3 against the spread. This year, five Temple games have gone over the point total. The Owls have entered the game as underdogs nine times this season and won once. The Owls have been at least a +306 moneyline underdog seven times this season, but lost all of those games.

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East Carolina vs. Temple Against The Spread & Betting Records

East Carolina

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.1 57.4 56.8
Implied Total AVG 33.7 35.3 31.0
ATS Record 7-4-0 4-3-0 3-1-0
Over/Under Record 5-6-0 3-4-0 2-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-2 2-2 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 1-1 1-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 47.6 46.4 49.1
Implied Total AVG 31.5 29.8 33.4
ATS Record 7-4-0 5-1-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 5-6-0 2-4-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-8 1-3 0-5

Players to Watch

East Carolina

  • With 59 tackles and two interceptions in 11 games, Julius Wood has been a key part of the Pirates’ defense in 2022.
  • Jeremy Lewis has helped spur the Pirates’ defense with 3.5 sacks to go along with 5.0 TFL and 39 tackles in 11 games.
  • The Pirates’ defense has been helped by the contributions of Gerard Stringer, who has suited up for 11 games and collected one interception to go along with 44 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one pass defended.
  • With 2.5 sacks to go along with 1.0 TFL and 33 tackles, Myles Berry has helped carry the Pirates’ defense over 11 games.


  • Layton Jordan has been providing a big boost on defense, posting two interceptions to go with 42 tackles, 15.0 TFL, nine sacks, and two passes defended for the Owls.
  • Jordan Magee has been causing chaos on defense, posting 61 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks for the Owls.
  • Darian Varner has been doing his part on defense, compiling 7.5 sacks to go with 11.0 TFL and 31 tackles for the Owls.
  • On defense, Yvandy Rigby has racked up 63 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and two sacks in 11 games.

East Carolina vs. Temple Predictions and Pick

East Carolina vs. Temple betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Owls (+10)

    Pick OU:

    Under (51.5)

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How to Bet on East Carolina vs. Temple

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Our pick to win this contest is East Carolina, and we expect that Temple will cover the spread (East Carolina -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 51.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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