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Temple favored by 17.5 against Kent State on Friday

Kent State Golden FlashesTemple Owls
Nov 25, 1:00 PM | Grass of Lincoln Financial Field

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Temple Owls Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD7-4

The Temple Owls host Kent State on Friday, looking to build on their 7-4 ATS mark against the 5-6 Golden Flashes in NCAAF action at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Owls are 7-4 so far on the season, and 7-4 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Flashes, meanwhile, are 5-6 and 5-6 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Temple go 4-7 and the Golden Flashes go 5-6 on the totals.

View Kent State vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Golden Flashes were listed as 17.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 17 and the Golden Flashes at No. 82 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 37-15 result in favor of the Owls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Temple's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 29.7 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 43 this week at 23.4 PPG. The Owls aerial game is averaging 124.2 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 203.9 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 48-rated road run defense, allowing 153 yards per game. Temple, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 28-22 winner as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. Kent State covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 50 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Temple won its last outing, a 42-14 result against Army on November 19. Temple covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 56 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Golden Flashes at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State's last 7 games on the road
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kent State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple
Temple is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Temple's last 10 games
Temple is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

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