|2013 ESPN Friday Night College Football Odds: Temple vs. Cincinnati|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 11 October 2013 13:30|
Temple vs. Cincinnati Odds
Cincinnati is 3-2 overall, 0-1 in the AAC, 2-0 at home and 2-3 against the spread. Temple is 0-5 overall, 0-2 in the AAC, 0-2 on the road and 2-3 against the spread. Cincinnati has won three straight over Temple.
Trends show that Cincinnati is 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 home games and 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games after a loss. Temple is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games against a team with a winning record.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is the favorite at home, as the Bearcats are getting odds of -20.5 points against Temple. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Cincinnati favored by 21.5 points. The spread climbed to 22 points before falling back to Cincinnati -20.5. The over/under total opened at 51.5 points before falling back to 51.
Cincinnati is coming off a 26-20 loss in its conference opener. The Bearcats haven’t been too bad on defense, allowing just 17.4 points per game, while the offense is posting 31.8 points per contest. Quarterback Brendon Kay has thrown for 816 yards and seven touchdowns while Hosey Williams has rushed for 324 yards and four scores.
Temple fell to 0-5 last week when the Owls lost 30-7 against Louisville. The Owls are scoring just 15.8 points per game this season, while the defense is giving up 27.2 points per contest. Quarterback Connor Reilly has thrown for 771 yards and two touchdowns to lead Temple, while Kenneth Harper has rushed for 250 yards and six touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Cincinnati defensive back Drake Bruns (knee) and receiver Alex Chisum (ankle) are both questionable. Temple has no new injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Cincinnati, as the Bearcats are getting 65% of the wagers with odds of -20.5 points against Temple.