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Game Preview - Owls underdogs vs Orange at Temple

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Nov 23, 11:00 AM | Grass of Lincoln Financial Field

Syracuse Orange vs Temple Owls Odds


The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Temple and Syracuse on Friday, with the host Owls trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

They will face the 6-5 Orange, who own a 5-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Owls are 6-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Orange are 7-3 favoring the OVER.

View Syracuse vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Orange in this one found them as 8.5-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. The total was 56.5 at midweek over at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Owls rated this week at No. 112 and the Orange sitting at No. 48. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 30-22 result in favor of the Orange this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 87-ranked offense (25.2 PPG) against a Orange defense that ranks No. 58 at 26.2 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 115.6 yards per game, less than the Orange give up through the air (242.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Orange feature the league's No. 79-rated road run defense, allowing 188.6 yards per game. Temple, meanwhile, ranks No. 76 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 31-27 winner as they battled Missouri on the road. Syracuse covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 58 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Ryan Nassib led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 385 yards Saturday as the Orange downed the Tigers 31-27 at Memorial Stadium.

Temple was a 63-32 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Army. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (95) made winners of OVER bettors. Montel Harris went over the 100-yard mark (351) in his team's latest effort as Temple defeated Army by a score of 63-32 on Saturday.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Orange at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Temple
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
Temple is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games