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Temple has Been Great at Bouncing Back

Temple Football

Temple is coming off a loss for just the second time this season, but the Owls have traditionally shown value in that spot going 10-4 ATS in their past 14 games after a loss. Temple will try to bounce-back when they host the tough Memphis Tigers Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Memphis is 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
  • Temple is 1-6 SU in their last seven home games in November.
  • Paxton Lynch has completed over 70 percent of his career passes against Temple.

A loss against the unranked USF will likely cost Temple an appearance in a New Year’s Six Bowl and have now lost two of their past three after starting the season 7-0. Temple still sits atop the AAC East, but will need to fight to keep a hold of that position with USF breathing down their necks.

Things aren’t looking much better in Memphis as the team lost their past two and have gone from a potential playoff team to likely playing in a lesser bowl come December.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 1.5 for the Temple Owls . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 38-31 victory for the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Memphis Tigers vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Temple will face the 8-2 Memphis Tigers, who own a 5-4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Temple Owls are 5-5 so far this season while the Tigers are 6-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Temple vs Memphis injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Temple Owls rated this week at No. 33 and the Memphis Tigers sitting at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Temple's No. 46-ranked offense, averaging 32.9 PPG, against a Memphis defense that ranks No. 84 this week at 29.3 PPG. The Temple aerial game is averaging 209.3 yards per game, less than the Memphis Tigers secondary allows through the air, 290.7 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Memphis Tigers own the league's No. 39-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 143.4 yards per game when on the road. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 100 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Demarcus Ayers hauled in 13 passes for 127 yards against the Houston defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 35-34 loss against the Cougars on Saturday.

Marlon Mack tore up the turf for 230 rushing yards in the latest Owls game, a 44-23 loss to the Bulls at Raymond James Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Memphis's last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
  • Memphis is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Temple is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Temple is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games
  • Temple is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, November 28th
Temple home to Connecticut, Saturday, November 28th