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Temple OwlsBowling Green Falcons
Oct 22, 3:30 PM | Turf of Doyt Perry Stadium

Temple Owls vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds

5-2TEAM RECORD3-4

The Falcons will do battle with the visiting Temple Owls on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Owls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Falcons are 4-3 ATS. Temple is 1-6 on the totals; Bowling Green is 5-2.

View Temple vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Falcons were listed as 12-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Falcons, currently No. 86 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Owls, who rate No. 8 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 47-25 victory for the Owls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bowling Green's No. 57-ranked offense, averaging 29.4 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 2 this week at 9.6 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 258.9 yards per game, more than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 168.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 56 yards per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, ranks No. 67 in rushing offense at home.

Temple won its last outing, a 34-0 result against Buffalo on October 15. Temple covered in that game as a 21-point favorite, while the 34 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Bowling Green was a 28-21 loser in their most recent outing at home against Toledo. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (49) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Owls at Falcons 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 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games when playing Bowling Green
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games when playing Temple
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 6 games at home
Bowling Green is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Temple

Next up:
Temple at Ohio, Wednesday, November 2
Bowling Green at Kent State, Saturday, October 29

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