East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls 1-18-23

East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls 1/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls 1/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The East Carolina Pirates will be at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia to face off with the Temple Owls on Wednesday, January 18.

 

East Carolina enters this American Athletic Conference battle with one game above a .500 win percentage at 10-9 and 1-5 in conference play with a 1-4 road record this season.

 

The Pirates surrendered to the South Florida Bulls at 70-81 in their recent home contests played on Sunday. East Carolina struggled on their defense allowing South Florida to score 81 points on 50% shooting at the floor and 47.8% from the three-point range.

 

The Pirates’ offense was horrible after scoring just 70 points in shooting 37.9% from the field and 33.3% from the long-range with 15 turnovers in the loss.     

 

Guard Javon Small averages 15.8 PPG on 39.7% FG shooting and dispensed a team-high 5.6 assists per contest for East Carolina’s offense. Guard RJ Felton chipped in 11.5 PPG while Forward Ezra Ausar posted 8.6 PPG.

 

F Brandon Johnson controlled the boards with an average of 8.9 rebounds per outing while contributing a second team-high 12.7 PPG this season.  

 

The totals went UNDER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 8 matches. The Pirates are 6-3 ATS in their last nine and 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

 

East Carolina is 2-5 ATS and 1-6 straight up in their last 7 contests played versus Temple while the totals went UNDER in 7 of the Pirates’ last 8 road outings.     

 

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East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Predictions 1/18/2023

 

The Temple Owls will continue a homestand after losing their last home defense to the Memphis Tigers at 59-61 and try to get back by hosting the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday.

 

Temple dropped to 10-9 overall and 4-2 in conference play with a .667 win percentage while splitting their last 10 home contests played this season.

 

The Owls’ defense managed to limit the Tigers to just 61 points on 37.9% FG shooting but Memphis converted 13 free throws to seal the win.

 

The offense for Temple was horrible after scoring just 59 points on 29.3% shooting from the field and a disappointing 13.8% from the rainbow territory.     

 

Guard Khalif Battle recorded an average of 17.4 PPG despite shooting only 39.4% from the field in leading the Owls’ offense.

 

Guard Damian Dunn is the next leading scorer with an average of 14.8 PPG while Guard Hysier Miller dished out a team-high 3.6 assists per contest with 8.3 PPG this season.

 

Guard Jahlil White hauled down an average of 5.3 boards per game in leading the rebounding for Temple with 5.4 PPG.  

 

The Temple Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 contests. The totals went UNDER in 7 of the Owls’ last 10 matches. The Temple Owls are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games. The Owls are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home outings.  

 

East Carolina Pirates vs. Temple Owls. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Temple +7.5. Both teams enter this inter-conference match-up having a bad record this season but the Owls are the better team among the two.

 

Temple looks to rout a struggling East Carolina team with a homecourt advantage on Wednesday. The Owls will extend the losing streak of the Pirates and improve their standing with a victory on Wednesday.

 

The prediction: Temple Owls will win 69-60.   

 

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East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls 1/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA 

 

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023                     

                                                         

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Temple Owls +7.5              

 

NCAAB Totals: 137.5  

 

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