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Game Preview - Owls underdogs vs Black Knights at Temple

Army Black KnightsTemple Owls
3-4October 19, 2013, 01:00 | Lincoln Financial Field0-6

The Owls will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Black Knights at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 8 action.

The Owls are 0-6 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs. the number. The Black Knights, meanwhile, are 3-4 and 3-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Temple go 2-4 and the Black Knights go 3-4 on the totals.

View Army Black Knights vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Owls in this game found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

This game matches up the No. 113 (Owls) and the No. 103 (Black Knights) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 21-12 result in favor of the Black Knights is predicted by handicapping models.

Army was a 50-25 winner in its last match at home against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 75 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Owls suffered a Week 7 loss against Cincinnati in their last game, falling 38-20 at Nippert Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Temple's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 16.5 PPG, against a Black Knights defense that ranks No. 81 this week at 28.57 PPG. The Owls aerial game is averaging 204 yards per game, less than the Black Knights secondary allows through the air, 217.71 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Black Knights feature the league's No. 56-rated road run defense, allowing 164 yards per game. Temple, meanwhile, ranks No. 99 in rushing offense at home.

A few Black Knights at Owls trends to consider:
Army is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Army's last 6 games
Army is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Army is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Temple is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
Temple is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Army at Air Force, Saturday, November 2nd
Temple at Southern Methodist, Saturday, October 26th