Central Florida vs. Temple Odds

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (The Spread) – No. 17 Central Florida looks to stay on top of the AAC on Saturday when it takes on Temple at Noon ET on ESPN3.

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Central Florida is 7-1 overall, 4-0 in the AAC, 4-0 on the road and 6-2 against the spread. Temple is 1-8 overall, 0-5 in the AAC, 1-3 at home and 6-3 against the spread. These two have no recent meetings.

Trends show that Central Florida is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on grass. Temple is 2-5 ATS in its last 5 home games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Central Florida is favored on the road, as the Knights have odds of -16.5 points against Temple on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 55.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Central Florida favored by 16.5 points. The spread climbed to 17 points and fell to 16 before moving back to its opening mark. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 55.5 points.

Central Florida is coming off a 19-14 win at home over Houston. The Knights have won four straight since suffering a 28-25 loss to South Carolina. The Knights are posting 34.8 points per game on offense this season, while the defense is allowing just 18.6 points per game. Quarterback Blake Bortles has thrown for 2,080 yards and 15 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Storm Johnson has 719 rushing yards with nine touchdowns.

Temple is coming off a 23-20 loss at Rutgers last week. It was the third time this season that Temple has lost by 3 points or less. The Owls are averaging only 22.3 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 30 points per game. Quarterback P.J. Walker is leading the offense with 1,094 passing yards and 11 touchdowns in limited action. Zaire Williams and Kenneth Harper have combined for 949 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Central Florida receiver Breshad Perriman (undisclosed) is questionable while defensive lineman Deion Green (knee) is out for the rest of the season. Temple linebacker Rob Dvoracek (toe) and receiver Deon Miller (undisclosed) are both questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Central Florida, as the Knights are getting 96% of the wagers with odds of -16.5 points at Temple on Saturday.

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