Owls face Panthers in Week 9 odds
Temple Owls vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds
The visiting Owls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Heinz Field against the Panthers.
Supporters of the Owls have seen them go 3-3 and 3-3 ATS so far this season, while the Panthers are at 3-4 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 2-3, while the Owls are 3-2.
Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 7.5 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 24 and the Owls sitting at No. 98. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 28-24 result in favor of the Panthers this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 26.4 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 52 this week at 24.5 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 275.9 yards per game, more than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 234.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 130.5 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 61 in rushing offense at home.
Temple was a 35-10 loser in their most recent outing at home against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (45) made winners of OVER bettors. Temple didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Scarlet Knights as Rutgers blasted them 35-10 in Week 8 action.
Pittsburgh was a 20-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Buffalo. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (26) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Panthers were Week 8 winners, coming out on top of the Bulls by a score of 20-6.
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Owls at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Temple's last 12 games on the road
Temple is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Temple
Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple
Temple at Louisville, Saturday, November 3
Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, Saturday, November 3