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Notre Dame vs Temple betting preview

Temple OwlsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Aug 31, 3:30 PM | Grass of Notre Dame Stadium

Temple Owls vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

4-7TEAM RECORD12-1

Notre Dame's Fighting Irish, after getting blown out in the BCS national championship game last January, begin their run at another BCS berth when they host the Temple Owls Saturday afternoon in South Bend (3:30 pm ET).

The Irish, who are without QB Everett Golson because of an academic suspension, were favored by 30 points over the Owls, who went 4-7 playing in the Big East last year.

Since 1997, Notre Dame has been favored by 25 points or more 11 times. They never lost, but they are just 2-9 ATS in that role.

View Temple vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Fighting Irish in this one found them as 24.5-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

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Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in August are 5-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in August are 2-0
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

A few Owls at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Temple's last 15 games on the road
Temple is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Notre Dame is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Notre Dame is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Notre Dame's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Notre Dame's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Temple home to Houston, Saturday, September 7
Notre Dame at Michigan, Saturday, September 7