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College Football Betting Line Favors the Vanderbilt FaveNick over the Temple Owls

Temple Owls


Vanderbilt Commodores
Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:15 PM ET
Vanderbilt Stadium

The Owls could barely buy a win last season at 2-10 SU, but they were a big winners for bettors at 8-4 ATS. That solid ATS mark included a near-perfect 8-1 ATS record as an underdog and a 5-1 ATS record on the road.

The Commodores finished last season on a five-game winning streak, capping the streak with a 41-24 thrashing of Houston in the Compass Bowl as a 1.5-point favorite. Vanderbilt posted a 9-4 SU record last season with a 7-6 ATS mark overall and a 3-3 ATS record when favored.

Temple Owls vs Vanderbilt Commodores Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Vanderbilt Commodores were sitting as -16.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

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Computer Prediction: Temple Owls vs Vanderbilt Commodores Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 30-21 result in favor of the Commodores. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Temple Owls vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Vanderbilt Commodores have seen them go 9-4 and 7-6 ATS so far this season, while the Temple Owls are at 2-10 and 8-4 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Temple Owls are 5-7, while the Vanderbilt Commodores are 8-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Vanderbilt vs Temple injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Vanderbilt Commodores rated this week at No. 60 and the Temple Owls sitting at No. 80.

How Temple Owls vs Vanderbilt Commodores Stats Matchup

The game also pits Vanderbilt's No. 56-ranked offense, averaging 30.08 PPG, against a Temple defense that ranks No. 83 this week at 29.83 PPG. The Vanderbilt aerial game is averaging 227.54 yards per game, less than the Temple Owls secondary allows through the air, 298.58 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Temple Owls own the league's No. 91-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 210 yards per game when on the road. Vanderbilt, on the other hand, rates No. 42 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Temple, they were a 41-21 winner as they battled Memphis on the road. Temple covered in the match as a 8-point underdog, while 62 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. P.J. Walker's 328-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Temple earned a 41-21 win over Memphis on Saturday at Liberty Bowl.

Last time out for Vanderbilt, they were a 41-24 winner as they battled Houston at home. Vanderbilt covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 65 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Markeith Ambles did much of the damage, producing 105 receiving yards but Houston managed to defeat the Cougars 41-24 at Legion Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Temple home to Navy, Saturday, September 6th
Vanderbilt home to Mississippi, Saturday, September 6th