*10* NCAAF TOTAL OF THE WEEK (Power Sports) ~ 7-0 Weeknight Football Run!
Temple vs. East Carolina,
10/03/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 27 - 17
Total: -110/+48½ Over
10* Over Temple/East Carolina (8:00 ET): Saturday's 24-21 win over Old Dominion marked the fifth straight East Carolina game to stay Under the total this year. There are only three other teams in the country that are 4-0 Under, one of them being ODU. Not that Saturday's game didn't have its chances to go Over. It was 17-3 in the second quarter w/ ODU knocking on the doorstep. But the Monarchs fumbled at the goal line and the trajectory of the game really never recovered. It was 17-13 midway through the third quarter, but there were four consecutive punts after that, followed by 2 ODU interceptions w/ a missed ECU field goal in between. It really was a frustrating loss for us and anyone else who may have had the Over.
Temple just grounded Georgia Tech, holding them to only 2 points on Saturday. So you may be of the opinion that the Owls are not the ideal opponent for East Carolina to snap it's Under streak. Temple has gone for just 22 PPG since opening the year w/ a 56-14 win over Canisius. But they did give up 38 in their lone road game, which doubles as their lone loss, at Buffalo two weeks ago (as two touchdown favorites). That was a huge letdown spot for the Owls as they were coming off their own upset, of previously red-hot Maryland (who has since been badly "exposed."). Also, you can run on this Owls' defense. The last three weeks have seen them surrender 500+ yards over land.
Since becoming conference rivals, these teams have played every year. Not surprisingly, Temple has won all five meetings. They've held East Carolina to 14 points or less every time. But we see the Pirates easily topping that number Thursday. While the only two prior home games this year were against FCS opponents, the offensive numbers for ECU look a lot better in Greenville (6.4 yards per play). While we did note that this Pirates' defense is seemingly much improved this year, they did give up 49 pts to Temple LY. They've also already given up 34 to NC State and 42 to Navy this year. The oddsmakers are being kind w/ this number (at least from where we sit) and the Over is 4-1 in Temple's last five road contests. 10* Over Temple/East Carolina