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Vandals vs Owls Betting Matchup Report

Temple Owls Idaho Vandals
0-3 September 28, 2013, 05:00 | Kibbie Dome 0-4



Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Owls on Saturday when they take on the Vandals at Kibbie Dome in Week 5 action.

The Vandals currently sports a record of 0-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-3 ATS. The Owls are 0-3 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Vandals post a 1-3 over under record this season, while the Owls have gone 1-2 against the number.

View Temple Owls vs Idaho Vandals Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Vandals as 9.5-point Underdog in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

The Vandals sit at No. 123 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Owls are at No. 109 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Owls will win this game 13--5.

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In their last action, Temple was a 30-29 loser at home against Fordham. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (59) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho's No. 119-ranked offense (12.75 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 71 at 26.67 PPG. The Vandals passing attack has averaged 214 yards per game, less than the Owls give up through the air (326.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 55-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 173.33 yards per game when on the road. Idaho, on the other hand, rates No. 71 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Owls at Vandals trends to consider:
Temple is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Temple is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple's last 9 games
Temple is 16-8 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Idaho is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games
Idaho is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Temple at Louisville, Saturday, October 5th
Idaho at Fresno State, Saturday, October 5th