Cincinnati at Temple College Football Odds

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Temple Owls head coach Rod Carey is finding about how hard it is to keep a traditional loser from reverting back to its losing ways. Temple’s success in recent years has been the exception rather than the rule. Or for that matter Matt Rhule. It was Rhule that did the unthinkable by posting back to back 10-win seasons at Temple before getting out while the getting was good for the Baylor Bears. Even as Baylor was gutted out from a scandal that forced previous head coach Art Briles out. Geoff Collins enjoyed two winning seasons which got him the Georgia Tech gig. Enter Carey who although was successful at Northern Illinois, was also part of the decline of the program that has remained to this day. Once Carey’s recruits entered the NIU program it went from a 12-2 record in Carey’s first year to an 8-6 mark when he departed. Temple plays in obscurity at the pro sports crazed city of Philadelphia. Even at its height. The Owls are an afterthought in the city of cheesesteaks and the Eagles. This week the Owls will host the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Cincinnati Bearcats Weekly Odds

Cincinnati Bearcats -35

Temple Owls +35

Total 54.5

Cincinnati Bearcats Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, November 28, 2020 the Temple Owls will host the Cincinnati Bearcats at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kickoff time is set for 4 p.m. ET television coverage on ESPNU.

Last week the Temple Owls were mauled at home against the East Carlina Pirates 28-3 as 7-point home dogs with the game going under the total of 53. Temple’s season of misery now stands at 1-6 straight up, 2-5 against the spread, and 3-3 on totals. In Temple’s defense their roster has been decimated with illness and injury. Rod Carey may find his career damaged from taking this job as the Owls are regressing as a rapid rate.

Overall, the Owls rank 100th for total offense, 87th for passing, 84th for rushing, 112th for scoring, and 59th for turnovers. Defensively Temple ranks 85th in the country, 50th against the pass, 103rd against the rush, 111th for points allowed, and 89th for takeaways.

Cincinnati has covered 20 of their last 32 games against the spread. In American Athletic Conference games, the Bearcats are 13-9 vs. the odds. On the road UC is 8-6 on the board. And as chalk Cincinnati is 15-10 with the number.

In all games the Bearcats are 12-22 under the total. On the road Cincinnati is 3-11 to the under. In ACC matchups UC is 7-15 under the number. And as chalk Cincy is 12-13 to the under.

In all games Temple is 18-14 against the spread. The Owls are 13-9 vs. the line in AAC games. As a dog the Owls are 10-6 on the board. And at home Temple is 9-6 vs. the odds. Overall, Temple is 16-15-1 over the total. The Owls are 8-7 to the over at home. As a dog Temple is 8-7-1 to the over. And in American Athletic Conference games Temple is 10-11-1 under the total.

Temple has actually owned their series with Cincinnati. The Owls have covered five games in a row against the Bearcats. Three of the last four meetings between these teams have gone under the total. The Bearcats have failed to cover their last two visits to Temple. Both games went under the total.

Cincinnati Bearcats Weekly Recap

Cincinnati is coming off one of the biggest wins in the Luke Fickell era as they rallied from a 25-22 fourth quarter deficit to beat a good Central Florida Knights team 36-33 as 4-point overlays with the game going over the total of 65.5. Cincinnati is 8-0 straight up, 5-3 against the spread, and 4-4 on totals. The Bearcats lead the American Athletic Conference.

UC ranks 20th in the nation for total offense, 60th for passing, 13th for rushing, 14th for scoring, and 119th for turnovers. Defensively the Bearcats rank 11th in the country, 27th against the pass, 23rd against the rush, sixth for points allowed, and fourth for takeaways.

Desmond Ridder threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns in the win at UCF. He also ran for 57 yards and two TD’s.

2020 Cincinnati Bearcats Schedule

Date Opponent Score
Sep 19 vs Austin Peay W 55-20
Sep 26 vs Army W 24-10
Oct 3 vs South Florida W 28-7
Oct 17 @ Tulsa - Postponed to December 5
Oct 24 @ SMU W 42-13
Oct 31 vs Memphis W 49-10
Nov 7 vs Houston W 38-10
Nov 14 vs East Carolina W 55-17
Nov 21 @ Central Florida W 25-22
Nov 28 @ Temple -
Dec 5 @ Tulsa -
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