Notre Dame vs. Temple Free Pick
Will Temple hang with Notre Dame when the two ranked teams battle at 8:00PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Owls are 10.5-point home underdogs versus the Fighting Irish while the over/under is currently sitting at 52 points after opening at 50.
Notre Dame enters play with a 6-1 record and is 6-1 against the spread, which includes a 1-1 ATS mark on the road. As for Temple, the Owls are 7-0 on the season and 5-2 against the number, which includes a 2-1 ATS mark at home this year.
Underdogs that play good defense and that can run the ball always have value - especially when those dogs are at home. Temple has allowed 14.6 points per game this season, which ranks 8th in all of college football. The Owls are also allowing 307.3 yards per game, which ranks 14th, and has the sixth-best run defense in all of college football, allowing 92.1 yards per game on the ground. The rushing numbers aren't pretty for Temple offensively, but the Owls will still keep the ball on the ground today and stay balanced. Temple is 9-2 against the spread in its last 11 games versus Independent opponents and is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games overall.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 FREE PICK: TEMPLE OWLS +10.5