East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The East Carolina Pirates and the Temple Owls will hold an American Athletic Conference battle on Saturday, January 8 at 2:00 pm ET at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. 


The East Carolina Pirates are 1-0 in the AAC and are 10-3 overall while the Temple Owls are 1-2 in the conference and are 8-6 overall.  Temple ended last season in 9th place in AAC at 4-10 and 5-11 overall while East Carolina ended in last place at 2-10 and 8-11 overall. 


The East Carolina Pirates would like to extend their two-game winning streak.  Last Wednesday, East Carolina defeated the Tulane Green Wave at 88-80 in overtime.  With five lead changes and five ties in the second half, Tristen Newton hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 71 with 2 seconds left in regulation. 


Newton finished with a career-high 32 points, 14 of which were made in overtime for the win.  Brandon Johnson had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Brandon Suggs added 12 points and 11 assists.  Vance Jackson chipped in 11 points.  The Pirates shot 48.5%, only 3.3% in three-point shooting, and 78.9% in free throws.  They edged Tulane in rebounding 35-32.  The team made 25 assists, 7 steals and turned over the ball 13 times.     


As a team, East Carolina is averaging 73.8 ppg points which is 159th in the league.  Their 36.2 rebounds is 212th.  The 16.2 assists per game is 52nd in the NCAA Men’s basketball. 


Tristen Newton leads with 19 ppg and 4.8 assists per game.  Brandon Johnson leads with 7.7 rpg and in field goals at 51.5%.  Tremont Robinson-White leads with 1.8 steals per game while Brandon Suggs leads with 0.7 blocks per game.  


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East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Predictions 1/8/2022


The Temple Owls look to extend their 66-62 victory over the UCF Knights last Wednesday.  Jahlil White scored 17 points, was 7 of 9 and made 2 of 4 free throws. 


Damian Dunn chipped in 16 points.  Jeremiah Williams had 13 points and 6 assists while Zach Hicks added 10 points.  The Owls were 47.1% in shooting, made 6 of 20 three-points, and 12 of 16 free throws.  Temple committed 13 turnovers and were outrebounded 31-34.    


As a team, the Owls are averaging 67 ppg points which is tied for 316th.  Their 38.5 rebounds is 100th.  The 12.2 assists per game is tied for 314th in the league.  Damian Dunn leads with 13.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, and 1.1 steals per game.  Jeremiah Williams leads with 4.9 assists per game.  Khalif Battle leads in field goals at 53.8% while Nick Jourdan leads with 1.6 blocks per game.   


East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls. The NCAAB pick is the East Carolina Pirates.  These two teams are evenly matched this season. East Carolina has momentum winning 4 of its last 5 games while Temple lost 3 of its last 5. 


The Pirates have the edge in offense with 73.8 ppg vs 67 from Temple.  Defensively, the Owls allow only 65.7 ppg vs 69.3 from the Pirates. East Carolina averages 43.6% in FG vs 40.6% from Temple.  Taking the win on the road is the East Carolina Pirates with a final score prediction of 72-69. 


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East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 2:00 P.M. ET


Location: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA


Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022




NCAAB ODDS: Temple Owls -4.5




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