Owls vs Bulls Preview
South Florida Bulls vs Temple Owls Odds
South Florida visits Temple on Saturday, hoping to send the Owls to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Lincoln Financial Field.
They battle the Bulls, currently with a 2-3 mark (1-3-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 1-1 for the Owls and 2-2 for the Bulls.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Owls here saw them open at 5Dimes as 4.5-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 game pits the Owls, currently No. 117 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Bulls, who rate No. 68 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 29-24 victory for the Owls.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Temple's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 27 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 64 this week at 25.6 PPG. The Owls aerial game is averaging 121 yards per game, less than the Bulls secondary allows through the air, 227.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 92-rated road run defense, allowing 223.5 yards per game. Temple, meanwhile, ranks No. 65 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, South Florida was a 30-17 loser at home against Florida State. They covered the 16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bulls suffered a Week 5 loss against Florida State in their last game, falling 30-17 at Raymond James Stadium.
Last time out for Temple, they were a 24-13 loser as they battled Penn State on the road. Temple failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Owls were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-13 score against Penn State.
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 1-9
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 5-5
A few Bulls at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games on the road
South Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
South Florida is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
South Florida is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Temple is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Temple is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
South Florida at Louisville, Saturday, October 20
Temple at Connecticut, Saturday, October 13