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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Temple Owls in NCAAF odds tilt

Temple OwlsRutgers Scarlet Knights
1-7November 02, 2013, 12:00 | High Point Solutions Stadium4-3

Week 10 action on Saturday will see the Scarlet Knights looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Owls visit High Point Solutions Stadium.

This season the Scarlet Knights are 4-3 overall and 3-4 ATS against the number, while the Owls are 1-7 and 5-3 ATS. As for the totals, Rutgers is 4-3 on the OU, and Temple is 3-5.

View Temple Owls vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 14-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 84 and the Owls sitting at No. 93. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 28-19 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights this week.

In their last game, Rutgers got a 161-yard performance from Justin Goodwin, but Houston prevailed 49-14.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 32 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 91 this week at 30.88 PPG. The Scarlet Knights aerial game is averaging 237.14 yards per game, less than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 316.12 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 75-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 187.75 yards per game when on the road. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 73 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Owls at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Temple is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Temple is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Temple is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Rutgers is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Rutgers is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rutgers's last 12 games
Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Temple at Central Florida, Saturday, November 16th
Rutgers at Cincinnati, Saturday, November 16th