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Cardinals open as underdog vs Owls

Temple OwlsBall State Cardinals
Oct 8, 2:00 PM | Turf of Scheumann Stadium

Temple Owls vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

3-2TEAM RECORD3-2

The Ball State Cardinals host Temple on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-3 ATS mark against the 3-2 Owls in NCAAF action at Scheumann Stadium.

Backers of the Cardinals have seen them go 3-2 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Owls are at 3-2 and 4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 1-4, while the Cardinals are 3-2.

View Temple vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Ball State opened as 11-point underdogs. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cardinals sit at No. 107 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Owls are at No. 37 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Owls will win this game 40-15.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 93-ranked offense (23.2 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 10 at 13.4 PPG. The Cardinals passing attack has averaged 205 yards per game, more than the Owls give up through the air (187.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 43.5 yards per game. Ball State, meanwhile, ranks No. 44 in rushing offense at home.

Temple lost its last outing, a 36-13 result against Toledo on October 1. Temple failed to cover in that game as a 8-point favorite, while the 49 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Ball State lost its last outing, a 62-6 result against Oklahoma on October 1. Ball State failed to cover in that game as a 40-point underdog, while the 68 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Owls at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 6 games
Temple is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Temple is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ball State's last 7 games at home
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Ball State's last 12 games
Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Temple home to Buffalo, Saturday, October 15
Ball State at Ohio, Saturday, October 15

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