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Scarlet Knights face Owls in Week 8 odds

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsTemple Owls
Oct 20, 12:00 PM | Grass of Lincoln Financial Field

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Temple Owls Odds


Temple will look to improve on its 3-2 record this week when they host Rutgers in Week 8 action at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.

They bring a 3-2 record (3-2 ATS) to the Week 8 battle against the 6-0 Scarlet Knights, who are 4-2 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Temple go 2-2 so far and the Scarlet Knights go 1-4.

View Rutgers vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Owls sat as 3.5-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, was 42 Friday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Owls sit at No. 108 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Scarlet Knights are at No. 41 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Scarlet Knights will win this game 35-26.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 71-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 3 at 11.5 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 132.4 yards per game, less than the Scarlet Knights give up through the air (256.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Scarlet Knights feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 58.7 yards per game. Temple, meanwhile, ranks No. 49 in rushing offense at home.

Rutgers was a 23-15 winner in their most recent outing at home against Syracuse. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (38) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brandon Coleman was good for 104 receiving yards in the Scarlet Knights's most recent action, helping his team to a 23-15 victory over the Orange.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 17-14 winner as they battled Connecticut on the road. Temple covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 31 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Montel Harris tore up the turf for 142 rushing yards in the latest Owls game, a 17-14 win over the Huskies at Rentschler Field.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Scarlet Knights at Owls trends to consider:
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Rutgers's last 9 games on the road
Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Temple
Temple is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Temple is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Temple is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rutgers

Next up:
Rutgers home to Kent State, Saturday, October 27
Temple at Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 27