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Temple Owls Host the Penn State Nittany Lions in Week 1 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

A key Week 1 battle has the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions travelling to Temple on Saturday to face the Owls.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions in this one found them as -14-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 22-15 victory for the Nittany Lions. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Temple will face the 7-6 Penn State Nittany Lions, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Temple Owls are 4-7-1 so far this season while the Nittany Lions are 6-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Temple vs Penn State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 75 (Temple Owls) and the No. 56 (Penn State Nittany Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Temple Owls No. 100-ranked offense (23.08 PPG) against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 7 at 18.62 PPG. The Temple Owls passing attack has averaged 200.67 yards per game, more than the Penn State Nittany Lions give up through the air (178.23 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Penn State Nittany Lions own the league's No. 79-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 188.8 yards per game when on the road. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 106 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Boston College got a 148-yard performance from Jon Hilliman, but Penn State prevailed 31-30.

The Owls grabbed a Week 15 victory over the Green Wave in their last game, winning 10-3 at Yulman Stadium.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Buffalo, Saturday, September 12th
Temple at Cincinnati, Saturday, September 12th