Temple vs. East Carolina Sports Picks Handicapping Preview

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It’s the football betting examination in collating key success indicators from a betting point of view from the producers what bookmakers don’t want gamblers to see on the matchup between Temple vs. East Carolina. The Vegas odds on this game are posted at East Carolina -3 -115 and 51. It opened at -2.5 and 54. Out of the norm, the public favoring underdog Temple by a 56-44 percent margin. However, very much consistent with public tendencies 72 percent favor the over.

Commencing with the yards per carry data, the higher rated offense is East Carolina by .2. On the same side of the line of scrimmage, yards per reception gives the upper hand to Temple by .8. Sharp football bettors exploit yards per point. The more productive unit with the ball in their hands is Temple by 3.1.

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In stopping rushing attacks, the higher ranked defense according to rushing yards per attempt is Temple by 1.1. The numbers indicate that the stingier defense in terms of yards per pass catch would be Temple by 2.9. The more disruptive defense making use of yards per point enlightenment is that of Owls forcing 5.9 more. On the better side of turnover ratio is Temple by five.

Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Spread trends (all records against the spread): Temple 16-5 after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game, 22-9 after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game, 37-16 after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. East Carolina 5-11 overall, 7-19 to teams with a winning record, 3-10 after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game, 2-9 conference, 0-5 Thursdays.

Over/under angles: Temple under 6-1 after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. East Carolina over 10-2 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

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