Temple vs. Louisville Odds


LOUISVILLE, KY (The Spread) – No. 12 Louisville looks to keep its unbeaten season going on Saturday when it hosts Temple at Noon ET on ABC.

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Louisville is 8-0 on the season, 3-0 in the Big East and 5-0 at home. Temple is 3-4 overall, 2-2 in the Big East and 1-2 on the road. The Owls are 3-4 against the spread this year while the Cardinals are 3-5 ATS. Louisville has won the previous two meetings.

Trends show that Temple is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games following a loss and 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Louisville is 8-3 against the spread in its last 11 conference games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Louisville is the favorite at home in this game, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -15 points against Temple on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 51.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Louisville favored by 13 points. The spread was never lower than that and is at its current peak of Louisville -15.

Louisville is coming off a 34-31 overtime win over Cincinnati at home last week. It was arguably the biggest win of the year for the Cardinals, who have won their last six games by 10 points or less. The offense is averaging 32.6 points per game on the season while the defense is holding opponents 23 points per game. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is leading this team with 2,110 passing yards and 13 touchdowns.

Temple is coming off a 47-17 loss at Pittsburgh last week. The Owls have now lost two straight, losing by 25 points in each loss. The Owls are scoring just 23.1 points per game this year while the defense is allowing 27.7 points per contest. The team is being led by running back Montel Harris, who has 463 rushing yards with four touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Temple running back Matt Brown is questionable with an ankle injury while defensive end Kamal Johnson is out with legal issues. Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin is questionable with a knee injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Louisville. The Cardinals are getting 83% of the wagers with odds of -15 points against Temple on Saturday.

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