Saturday, September 19, 2015
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The Temple Owls take on the UMass Minutemen on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. The opening line for this game has Temple as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 53.5.
The Owls are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games in September, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games on field turf and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games.
The under is 5-0-1 in the Owls last 6 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-2 in their last 7 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
The Minutemen are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on field turf. The over is 4-0 in the Minutemen last 4 non-conference games and 5-0 in their last 5 games in September. The over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 4-0 in their last 4 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
Temple is averaging a total of 30.5 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 20.5 passes per game and completing 14.5 of them for a 70.7 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 124.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Owls are running for an average of 182 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 306.5 yards per game. The Owls are averaging 14 first downs per game and they accumulate 73.5 penalty yards per game via 8.5 penalties.
Temple allows 265 passing yards per game and 18 points per contest on defense. They give up 20.5 completions on 38.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.2. The Owls allow 103.5 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for a 3.6 average per play. Temple allows 368.5 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 45 yards per game.
UMass is accumulating 14 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 42 passes per game and complete 24 of them for a 57.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 250 yards per game through the air as well. The Minutemen run for an average of 147 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season. They also run 71 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 397 yards per game. The Minutemen get an average of 20 first downs per game and they average 50 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties.
UMass allows an average of 168 passing yards and 48 points per contest. They give up 15 completions on 24 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.5 per game. The Minutemen allow 390 rushing yards per contest on 59 carries for a 6.6 average per rush. UMass allows 558 total yards per game for an average of 6.7 yards per play. They force 0 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 65 yards in each contest.
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 1-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Temple has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
UMass Betting Trends
UMass is 1-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
UMass has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/14/15 WR Brodrick Yancy Neck injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/13/15 OL Leon Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/08/15 DL Jullian Taylor Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/24/15 DL Josiah Bronson Ankle out for season
09/14/15 TE Sharif Custis Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/13/15 LB Da'Sean Downey Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/13/15 WR Jalen Williams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/13/15 RB Sekai Lindsay Illness "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/13/15 LB Zeke Edmonds Illness "?" Saturday vs. Temple
Josh's Pick: Take UMass
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