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Temple Is One Of The Best Bets In The Country

If the Temple Owls want a chance to play in the AAC championship game, then a win is necessary when they host the USF Bulls on Friday. It won’t be easy for Temple but bettors should look at the Owls, as they have covered in six consecutive games.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 6-2 in USF’s past 8 games.
  • Temple is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games as underdog.
  • USF is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games against teams with winning records.

USF has been a dominant presence in the AAC, as they are a perfect 3-0 SU in conference play and 6-1 SU overall. Quinton Flowers has been one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, as the junior has accounted for 2190 offensive yards and 20 touchdowns with only five turnovers.

Temple has clawed its way to a 4-2 SU record thanks to a stifling defense. The Owls have the second-most tackles and sacks in the American thanks in large part to Haason Reddick, who has tallied 6.5 sacks and 14 tackles for a loss on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Temple Owls were listed as 6-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 33-16 result in favor of the Bulls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

USF Bulls vs Temple Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Temple bring a 4-3 record (6-1 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 6-1 USF Bulls, who are 5-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Temple go 4-3 so far and the Bulls go 5-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Temple vs USF injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Temple Owls rated this week at No. 40 and the USF Bulls sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Temple Owls No. 54-ranked offense (32 PPG) against a USF Bulls defense that ranks No. 59 at 25.86 PPG. The Temple Owls passing attack has averaged 230.14 yards per game, less than the USF Bulls give up through the air (246 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the USF Bulls own the league's No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 164.5 yards per game when on the road. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 73 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Quinton Flowers went over the 100-yard mark (157) in his team's latest effort as USF defeated UCONN by a score of 42-27 on Saturday.

Last time we saw the Knights, they had no answer for Jahad Thomas as the Owls rolled to a 26-25 victory at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • South Florida is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • South Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Florida's last 8 games
  • South Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Temple is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Temple is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
  • Temple is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

USF home to Navy, Friday, October 28th
Temple home to Cincinnati, Saturday, October 29th