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Black Knights vs Owls Betting Preview

Temple OwlsArmy Black Knights
Nov 17, 12:00 PM | Turf of Michie Stadium

Temple Owls vs Army Black Knights Odds

3-6TEAM RECORD2-8

Week 12 action on Saturday will see the Black Knights looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Owls visit Michie Stadium.

Backers of the Black Knights have seen them go 2-8 and 3-7 ATS so far this season, while the Owls are at 3-6 and 3-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 5-3, while the Black Knights are 4-4-1.

View Temple vs Army Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Owls were listed as 3-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 64-rated Black Knights and the No. 113-rated Owls in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 20-18 win for the Black Knights on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Army's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 24.6 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 87 this week at 30.3 PPG. The Black Knights aerial game is averaging 66.1 yards per game, less than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 256.4 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 57-rated road run defense, allowing 159.5 yards per game. Army, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.

Temple lost its last outing, a 34-10 result against Cincinnati on November 10. Temple failed to cover in that game as a 8-point underdog, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Temple didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bearcats as Cincinnati blasted them 34-10 in Week 11 action.

Army lost its last outing, a 28-7 result against Rutgers on November 10. Army failed to cover in that game as a 17.5-point underdog, while the 35 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Trent Steelman ran through the Rutgers defense for 102 yards in Army's last game, but the Black Knights still lost a 28-7 decision at Rutgers Stadium.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

A few Owls at Black Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 5 games when playing Army
Temple is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Army
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Temple's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Army's last 5 games when playing Temple
Army is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Army is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Army is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple

Next up:
Temple home to Syracuse, Friday, November 23
Army home to Navy, Saturday, December 8