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Notre Dame Favored by -15.5 Against Temple on Saturday - Week 1 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

Betting fans will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Temple Owls at Notre Dame Stadium in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Notre Dame Fighting Irish pegged as -15.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 35-26 win for the Owls. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Temple Owls vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-0 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs the point spread. The Temple Owls, meanwhile, are 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Notre Dame go 0-0 and the Temple Owls go 0-0 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Notre Dame vs Temple injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 51 (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and the No. 11 (Temple Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Notre Dame Fighting Irish No. -ranked offense ( PPG) against a Temple Owls defense that ranks No. at PPG. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish passing attack has averaged yards per game, more than the Temple Owls give up through the air ( YPG on average).

Defensively, the Temple Owls feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 121.86 yards per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, ranks No. 78 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Temple's last outing, P.J. Walker threw for 396 yards in a losing cause against the Demon Deacons, 34-26 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

In their last game, Notre Dame got a 180-yard performance from Josh Adams, but USC prevailed 45-27.

Betting Trends
  • Temple is 12-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Temple is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple's last 6 games
  • Temple is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Notre Dame is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 7 games
  • Notre Dame is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Temple home to Villanova, Saturday, September 9th
Notre Dame home to Georgia, Saturday, September 9th