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Temple Owls vs Penn State Nittany Lions Week 12 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Temple Owls


Penn State Nittany Lions
Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Beaver Stadium

The AAC's resurgent Temple Owls travel to Happy Valley this Saturday to square off against Penn State in this annual rivalry showdown. The Owls are 5-4 SU overall, but they have now lost three of their last four games after falling to Memphis 16-13 as 7.5-point home underdogs last Friday.

Penn State squeezed past Indiana 13-7 this past Saturday as a 6.5-point road favorite to snap a four-game SU losing streak. It is now 1-4 both SU and ATS in its last five games. The Lions have beaten Temple SU in the last 10 meetings, but the Owls are 3-1 ATS in the last four.

Temple Owls vs Penn State Nittany Lions Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Temple Owls in this one found them as 10.5-point underdogs 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.

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Computer Prediction: Temple Owls vs Penn State Nittany Lions Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 31-20 win for the Nittany Lions on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Temple Owls vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-4 overall and 4-5 ATS against the spread, while the Owls are 5-4 and 5-4 ATS. As for the totals, Penn State is 3-6 on the OU, and Temple is 3-5-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Temple injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 36-rated Penn State Nittany Lions and the No. 44-ranked Temple Owls, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Temple Owls vs Penn State Nittany Lions Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Penn State Nittany Lions No. 112-ranked offense (20.33 PPG) against a Temple Owls defense that ranks No. 10 at 18.11 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions passing attack has averaged 251.44 yards per game, more than the Temple Owls give up through the air (200.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Temple Owls own the league's No. 20-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 122 yards per game when on the road. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 126 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kenneth Harper ran through the Memphis defense for 116 yards in Temple's last game, but the Owls still lost a 16-13 decision at Lincoln Financial Field.

In their last game, Penn State got a 137-yard performance from Bill Belton as a key part of its 13-7 win over Indiana.

Temple Owls vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds Trends

Temple is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
Temple is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Temple is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Temple is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games
Penn State is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Temple home to Cincinnati, Saturday, November 29th
Penn State at Illinois, Saturday, November 22nd