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Cougars take on Owls in Week 2 contest

Houston CougarsTemple Owls
Sep 7, 12:00 PM | Grass of Lincoln Financial Field

Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls Odds


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Cougars on Saturday when they take on the Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 2 action.

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

View Houston vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Owls as 2.5-point underdogs 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)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Owls and the No. 27-ranked Cougars, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 76-5 result in favor of the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 112-ranked offense (6 PPG) against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 30 at 13 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 228 yards per game, less than the Cougars give up through the air (268 YPG on average).

Houston was a 62-13 winner in its last match at home against Southern U. They covered the 40.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 75 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Ryan Jackson tore up the turf for 120 rushing yards in the latest Cougars game, a 62-13 win over the Jaguars at Reliant Stadium.

In their last action, Temple was a 28-6 loser on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 27.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (34) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Temple was hammered in its last outing, as Notre Dame ran up a 28-6 score against them at Notre Dame Stadium.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Cougars at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games on the road
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 7 games
Temple is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Temple is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Houston at Rice, Saturday, September 21
Temple home to Fordham, Saturday, September 14