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Temple Owls Visit the Houston Cougars in Week 8 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Temple Owls


Houston Cougars
Friday, October 17, 2014 9:00 PM ET
Houston Football Stadium

The Houston Cougars will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Temple Owls at Houston Football Stadium in Week 8 college football betting action.

Temple is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games while the Cougars are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games, according to the college football database here at Odds Shark.

Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Temple Owls listed as 9-point underdogs earlier this week at BetDSI. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was 50 at GTbets.eu.

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Computer Prediction: Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 33-22 victory for the Cougars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Temple Owls have seen them go 4-1 and 3-2 ATS so far this season, while the Houston Cougars are at 3-3 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 1-5, while the Owls are 2-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Temple injuries news.

The Houston Cougars sit at No. 61 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Temple Owls are at No. 30 on that chart.

How Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Stats Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 27.67 PPG, against a Temple defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 14.4 PPG. The Houston aerial game is averaging 211.33 yards per game, more than the Temple Owls secondary allows through the air, 151 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Temple Owls own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 93.5 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 61 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jahad Thomas went over the 100-yard mark (152) in his team's latest effort as Temple defeated Tulsa by a score of 35-24 on Saturday.


In their last game, the Cougars were Week 7 winners, coming out on top of the Tigers by a score of 28-24.

Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Betting Odds Trends

Temple is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Temple is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Temple is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Temple is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Temple at Central Florida, Saturday, October 25th
Houston at South Florida, Saturday, November 1st