Saturday, October 29, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Cincinnati Bearcats take on the Temple Owls on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has Temple as 8.5 point favorites. This season the Bearcats are 2-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 5-3-0 and they are 7-1-0 against the spread.
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Gunner Kiel finished with 348 yards through the air for Cincinnati last week. He completed 23 passes out of 40 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Bearcats were led in rushing by Mike Boone, who finished with 88 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Kahlil Lewis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 150 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Cincinnati got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 513 yards for the game. The Bearcats ran for 165 yards on 35 attempts.
P.J. Walker finished with 209 yards passing for Temple last week. He went 14 for 21, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Owls were led on the ground by Ryquell Armstead, who finished with 210 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Ventell Bryant led the team in receiving with 115 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Temple had 26 first downs total. 16 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 528 yards for the contest. The Owls ran for 319 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Cincinnati scores 24.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 98th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.1 passes on 40 attempts for a 57.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 284.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 27th in college football. The Bearcats run for an average of 130.6 yards per game on 35.1 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 113th in the nation. They also run 75.1 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 414.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 63rd overall this season. The Bearcats average 21.9 first downs per game which ranks them 56th in the country. They accumulate 51.3 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 84th in the nation.
Cincinnati allows 265.1 passing yards per game, ranking 105th in D-1, and they allow 24.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 47th. They give up 21.3 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.1. The Bearcats allow 165.7 rushing yards per game on 42 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 68th in the country. Cincinnati allows 430.9 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 86th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 52.4 yards per game, ranking them 53rd among D-1 teams.
Temple averages 33.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 41st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.8 passes per game on 29.9 attempts for a 56.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 227.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 73rd in Division 1. The Owls run for an average of 169.3 yards per game on 38.1 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 72nd on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 396.8 yards per game, ranking them 76th in the country on offense. The Owls get an average of 20.4 first downs per game, which ranks 82nd in the nation. They average 54.3 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 72nd in college football.
Temple allows an average of 169.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 10th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 42nd in the nation. They give up 13.5 completions on 25.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.2 per game. The Owls allow 152.3 rushing yards per contest on 39 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 56th in the country. Temple allows 321.5 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 17th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 56.9 yards in each contest, ranking 76th in the nation.
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 2-5-0 this season
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 7-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/04/16 PK Andrew Gantz Hip out for season
09/28/16 LB Bryce Jenkinson Knee out for season
08/09/16 WR Tshumbi Johnson Foot out indefinitely
10/23/16 DB Nate L. Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/11/16 K Austin Jones Knee out for season
10/05/16 DL Jullian Taylor Undisclosed out for season
10/03/16 DB Sean Chandler Knee out indefinitely
10/03/16 DL Sharif Finch Undisclosed out for season
09/13/16 DB Kareem Ali Arm expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Temple
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