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Temple is the Best Bet in the Nation

This year’s edition of the Military Bowl features the Temple Owls and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in Annapolis, Maryland. The contest marks Wake Forest’s first bowl game appearance since 2011 and just the 11th in the program’s history.

Shark Bites
  • Wake Forest is 6-0 ATS in its last six games in December.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Temple's last five games after a win.
  • Wake Forest is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games against the American Athletic Conference.

From a betting perspective, expect sportsbooks to receive a ton of Owls money in this one. Temple was the best bet in college football this year at 12-1 ATS and has covered the spread in 12 straight after failing to do so in Week 1. Wake Forest was in the middle of the pack at 7-5 ATS.

The UNDER is red-hot in the Demon Deacons’ previous tilts. Five of the Deacons’ last seven have gone below the closing total, as their 19.2 points per game ranks as one of the worst marks in the nation.

As good as the Owls have been against the spread, they’ve been a terrible straight-up wager against the Atlantic Coast Conference. Temple has gone 0-10 SU in its past 10 against the ACC.

Temple Owls vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have seen them go 6-6 and 7-5 ATS so far this season, while the Temple Owls are at 10-3 and 12-1 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Temple Owls are 5-8, while the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wake Forest vs Temple injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 90-rated Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the No. 11-ranked Temple Owls, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Wake Forest Demon Deacons No. 121-ranked offense (19.25 PPG) against a Temple Owls defense that ranks No. 9 at 17.23 PPG. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 159.25 yards per game, more than the Temple Owls give up through the air (145.15 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Temple Owls feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 121.33 yards per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, ranks No. 92 in rushing offense at home.

The Demon Deacons suffered a Week 13 loss against Boston College in their last game, falling 17-14 at BB&T Field.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Temple is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Wake Forest is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 7 games

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