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Temple Owls vs UCF Knights Week 7 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

UCF looks to cover the Knights-Owls point spread this week and improve its overall 3-2 mark when they host Temple in Week 7 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the UCF Knights as -4-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 32.1-17.9 win for the Owls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Temple Owls vs UCF Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Temple Owls will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the UCF Knights are 4-1 ATS. Temple is 4-2 against the over under total, while UCF is 3-2 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCF vs Temple injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the UCF Knights at No. 123 and the Temple Owls at No. 50 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UCF's No. 42-ranked offense, averaging 35.2 PPG, against a Temple defense that ranks No. 39 this week at 22.67 PPG. The UCF aerial game is averaging 192.4 yards per game, more than the Temple Owls secondary allows through the air, 159.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Temple Owls feature the league's No. 35-rated road run defense, allowing 132.5 yards per game. UCF, meanwhile, ranks No. 58 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Temple's aerial attack generated 445 yards but it was the Tigers coming away with a 34-27 victory over Temple at Liberty Bowl.

In their last game, the Knights were Week 5 winners, coming out on top of the Pirates by a score of 47-29.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Temple is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
  • Temple is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Florida is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Central Florida is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games
  • Central Florida is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Temple home to USF, Friday, October 21st
UCF at UCONN, Saturday, October 22nd

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