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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Massachusetts Minutemen Underdogs vs Owls at Temple

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Temple and Massachusetts on Friday, with the host Owls trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Temple Owls were sitting as -12-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Earlier, Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 33-11 victory for the Owls. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Massachusetts Minutemen will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Friday, as they are 0-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Temple Owls are 0-2 ATS. Massachusetts is 2-1 against the over under total, while Temple is 1-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Temple vs Massachusetts injuries news.

The Temple Owls sit at No. 19 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Massachusetts Minutemen are at No. 118 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Temple's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 16 PPG, against a Massachusetts defense that ranks No. 96 this week at 31 PPG. The Temple aerial game is averaging 259.5 yards per game, more than the Massachusetts Minutemen secondary allows through the air, 213.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Massachusetts Minutemen feature the league's No. 74-rated road run defense, allowing 321 yards per game. Temple, meanwhile, ranks No. 105 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Andy Isabella hauled in 5 passes for 105 yards against the Old Dominion defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 17-7 loss against the Monarchs on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games
  • Massachusetts is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Temple is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Temple is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Temple is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Massachusetts at Tennessee, Saturday, September 23rd
Temple at USF, Thursday, September 21st

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