Cincinnati vs Temple Betting Odds
Cincinnati and Temple have clashed just three times in the past decade and the Bearcats have won easily each time.
Oddsmakers believe that trend will continue as Cincy sat as 21-point home favoritess against the Owls in the lone college football betting option for Friday night.
Temple bettors are encouraged by the fact Cincinnati lost at South Florida a week ago as a double-digit favorite. It was the first time since 2007 they had lost outright while laying at least 10 points.
The Owls meanwhile are 9-3 ATS in their past dozen games where they got 10 points or more as a dog. Supporters of the Owls have seen them go 0-5 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Bearcats are at 3-2 and 2-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 2-3, while the Owls are 1-4.
The game pits the Bearcats, currently No. 36 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Owls, who rate No. 114 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 35-11 victory for the Bearcats.
Last time out for Temple, they were a 30-7 loser as they battled Louisville at home. Temple covered in the match as a 33-point underdog, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Bearcats suffered a Week 6 loss against South Florida in their last game, falling 26-20 at Raymond James Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 52-ranked offense (31.8 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 69 at 27.2 PPG. The Bearcats passing attack has averaged 253.6 yards per game, less than the Owls give up through the air (327.6 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 25-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 109.67 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 20 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Owls at Bearcats trends to consider:
Temple is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Temple's last 17 games on the road
Temple is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Cincinnati is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Cincinnati is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
Temple at Army, Saturday, October 19th
Cincinnati at Connecticut, Saturday, October 19th