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Houston Cougars Visit the Temple Owls in Week 5 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Lincoln Financial Field features a battle between the host Temple Owls and the visiting Houston Cougars in college football betting action Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Temple Owls as 12.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models picked a possible 28-27 win for the Cougars early in the week. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Houston Cougars vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Temple Owls sit at 2-2 (0-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Houston Cougars are currently 2-1 (2-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Temple is 1-3 OU, and Houston is 0-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Temple vs Houston injuries news.

The game pits the Temple Owls, currently No. 35 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Houston Cougars, who rate No. 50 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Temple Owls No. 115-ranked offense (17 PPG) against a Houston Cougars defense that ranks No. 18 at 15.33 PPG. The Temple Owls passing attack has averaged 219 yards per game, more than the Houston Cougars give up through the air (217.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Houston Cougars feature the league's No. 64-rated road run defense, allowing 152 yards per game. Temple, meanwhile, ranks No. 116 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Cougars were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-24 score against Texas Tech.

Temple didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulls as USF blasted them 43-7 in Week 4 action.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Houston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 18-5-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
  • Temple is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Temple is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Temple is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Temple is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at SMU, Saturday, October 7th
Temple at East Carolina, Saturday, October 7th