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Temple Owls vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
The Huskies will try to win and cover the spread at Rentschler Field on Saturday when they get a visit from the Owls in Week 7 action.
The Owls will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Huskies are 1-3-2 ATS. Temple is 2-1 against the total, while Connecticut is 2-4 versus the number.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Huskies pegged as 4-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 75 (Huskies) and the No. 112 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 27-26 result in favor of the Owls is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 112-ranked offense (19.8 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 55 at 24.5 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 208.3 yards per game, less than the Owls give up through the air (220 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 72-rated road run defense, allowing 173 yards per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, ranks No. 112 in rushing offense at home.
Temple was a 37-28 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Florida. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (65) made winners of OVER bettors. Montel Harris ran through the South Florida defense for 133 yards in Temple's last game, handing the Bulls a 37-28 setback on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Connecticut was a 19-3 loser in its last match on the road against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 22 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Huskies were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 19-3 score against Rutgers.
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Owls at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Temple's last 11 games on the road
Temple is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Connecticut is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games
Connecticut is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple
Temple home to Rutgers, Saturday, October 20
Connecticut at Syracuse, Friday, October 19