Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Temple Owls in NCAAF odds tilt
|Temple Owls||Southern Methodist Mustangs|
|1-6||October 26, 2013, 03:00 | Gerald J. Ford Stadium||2-4|
The visiting Owls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Gerald J. Ford Stadium against the Mustangs.
Backers of the Mustangs have seen them go 2-4 and 2-4 ATS so far this season, while the Owls are at 1-6 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 2-5, while the Mustangs are 5-1.
View Temple Owls vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Mustangs pegged as -10.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 102-rated Owls taking on the No. 75-rated Mustangs in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 19-15 win for the Owls on Saturday.
In their last action, Temple was a 33-14 winner at home against Army. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Garrett Gilbert led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 321 yards Saturday as the Mustangs downed the Tigers 34-29 at Liberty Bowl.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist's No. 77-ranked offense (28.33 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 64 at 26.86 PPG. The Mustangs passing attack has averaged 354.5 yards per game, more than the Owls give up through the air (284.43 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 76-rated road run defense, allowing 187 yards per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, ranks No. 108 in rushing offense at home.
A few Owls at Mustangs trends to consider:
Temple is 2-13-1 SU in its last 16 games
Temple is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Temple's last 18 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 3-10-1 SU in its last 14 games
Southern Methodist is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Southern Methodist is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games at home
Temple at Rutgers, Saturday, November 2nd
Southern Methodist at Cincinnati, Saturday, November 9th