Cincinnati Bearcats vs Temple Owls Odds
Temple will look to improve on its 3-5 record this week when they host Cincinnati in Week 11 action at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.
The Owls sit at 3-5 (3-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bearcats are currently 6-2 (5-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Temple is 5-2 OU, and Cincinnati is 4-2 OU.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Owls here saw them open at 5Dimes as 10.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 107 and the Bearcats at No. 45 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 41-19 result in favor of the Bearcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 97-ranked offense (22.4 PPG) against a Bearcats defense that ranks No. 24 at 19.9 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 122.9 yards per game, less than the Bearcats give up through the air (260.1 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bearcats feature the league's No. 60-rated road run defense, allowing 165.7 yards per game. Temple, meanwhile, ranks No. 63 in rushing offense at home.
Cincinnati was a 35-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against Syracuse. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (59) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time we saw the Orange, they had no answer for George Winn as the Bearcats rolled to a 35-24 victory at Nippert Stadium.
In their last action, Temple was a 45-17 loser on the road against Louisville. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (62) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Montel Harris ran through the Louisville defense for 115 yards in Temple's last game, but the Owls still lost a 45-17 decision at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Bearcats at Owls trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
Temple is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Temple is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Temple is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati home to Rutgers, Saturday, November 17
Temple at Army, Saturday, November 17