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Huskies take on Owls in Week 13 contest

Connecticut Huskies Temple Owls
0-9 November 23, 2013, 07:00 | Lincoln Financial Field 1-9



Lincoln Financial Field will feature Owls vs. Huskies on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 13 action.

The Owls are 1-9 so far on the season, and 7-3 ATS vs. the number. The Huskies, meanwhile, are 0-9 and 2-7 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Temple go 4-6 and the Huskies go 6-3 on the totals.

View Connecticut Huskies vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Huskies in this one found them as 9-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

The Owls - Huskies odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Temple is rated No. 91 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Huskies sit at No. 105. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 18-7 win for the Owls.

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Connecticut was a 38-21 loser in its last match on the road against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 59 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Lyle McCombs ran through the Southern Methodist defense for 103 yards in Connecticut's last game, but the Huskies still lost a 38-21 decision at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. P.J. Walker's 382-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Central Florida earned a 39-36 win over Temple on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 96-ranked offense (23.7 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 104 at 35 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 238.8 yards per game, less than the Huskies give up through the air (247.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Huskies own the league's No. 36-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 143.25 yards per game when on the road. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 97 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Huskies at Owls trends to consider:
Connecticut is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Connecticut's last 10 games
Connecticut is 1-9-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Temple is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
Temple is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
Temple is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut


Next up:
Connecticut home to Rutgers, Saturday, November 30th
Temple at Memphis, Saturday, November 30th