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The Temple Owls will try to strengthen their lead in the MAC East on Wednesday night when they head on the road to face the Ohio Bobcats.

Ohio has dominated this series over the last four years, boasting a 3-1 SU and 3-0-1 ATS record over Temple. Tyler Tettleton passed for 328 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio’s road win over Akron.

They battle the Owls, currently with a 5-3 mark (6-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 5-3 for the Bobcats and 1-7 for the Owls.

View Temple vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Ohio opened as 3.5-point underdogs. The total was sitting at 46.5 as of midday Wednesday over at Bovada (and it was even better for UNDER bettors later at 47).

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 46 (Bobcats) and the No. 11 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 42-34 result in favor of the Owls is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio's No. 38-ranked offense (31.9 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 2 at 10 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 264 yards per game, more than the Owls give up through the air (172.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 70.5 yards per game. Ohio, meanwhile, ranks No. 44 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 13-10 loser as they battled Bowling Green on the road. Temple failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite, while 23 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Ohio won its last outing, a 37-20 result against Akron on October 22. Ohio covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Owls at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 5 games on the road
Temple is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Ohio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Ohio is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Ohio's last 13 games
Ohio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Temple home to Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, November 9
Ohio at Central Michigan, Thursday, November 10

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