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Penn State Nittany LionsTemple Owls
Sep 17, 12:00 PM | Grass of Lincoln Financial Field

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Temple Owls Odds

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When Temple scored 13 points last year against Penn State, it was almost as many points as they had scored in their previous five matches against the Nittany Lions. Needless to say, Temple has not beaten their Philly rivals in a while.

The Owls take on PSU at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday in Week 3 action of Philadelphia schools.
Temple is 2-0 ATS while the 1-1 Nittany Lions are 0-2 ATS against the spread.

View Penn State vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Owls as 10-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total is sitting around 46 at shops such as BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Owls, currently No. 25 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Nittany Lions, who rate No. 28 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 59-31 victory for the Owls.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's #27-ranked offense (41.5 PPG) against a Nittany Lions defense that ranks #37 at 17 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 173 yards per game, more than the Nittany Lions give up through the air (134 YPG on average).

Penn State lost its last outing, a 27-11 result against Alabama on September 10. Penn State failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 38 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Temple was a 41-3 winner in its last match on the road against Akron. They covered the 16.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 44 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few Nittany Lions at Owls trends to consider:
Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Temple
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing Temple
Penn State is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Temple is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games when playing Penn State
Temple is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Temple's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Penn State home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, September 24
Temple at Maryland, Saturday, September 24

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