Houston at Temple College Football Picks & Parlay 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Houston Cougars head to Lincoln Financial Field to play the Temple Owls on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 12.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 46.5. The Cougars are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-3-0. The Owls are 0-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-3-0.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 0-4-0 against the spread
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
09/25/17 CB Alexander Myres Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/25/17 S Collin Wilder Knee "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/14/17 WR Ellis Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
09/08/17 OL Alex Fontana Foot out for season
08/16/17 DE Jerard Carter Foot out indefinitely
08/16/17 OL Kameron Eloph Back out indefinitely
08/16/17 RB Kevrin Justice Ankle out indefinitely
08/16/17 WR Marquez Stevenson ACL out for season
Key Temple Owls Injuries
09/24/17 OL Jovahn Fair Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars are 105th in the country in points scored with 81. They have run 227 plays this year for 1,294 yards, which ranks them 57th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 5.7 yards per play, which is 73rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 65 1st downs this season, ranking them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 398 yards as a unit, which ranks 111th in college football. They've run 105 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 18 times for 170 yards so far this year, which has them 101st in the country in penalties. Kyle Allen has passed for 751 yards this year. He's completed 80 throws while attempting 104 passes for a completion percentage of 76.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 142.6. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 13th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 46. They have given up a total of 1,134 yards on D, which is 31st in D-1. The Cougars are 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 62 throws on 107 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense this season, ranking them 47th and 40th in the nation. The Houston pass defense has also surrendered a total of 653 yards in the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 107 attempts for 481 yards this season, putting them in 51st place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 21 penalties for 167 yards on defense this year. That places them 38th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 60th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 15 punt return yards and average 2.5 yards per return, which is 112th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 193 yards on special teams, which puts them 68th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 39 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,502. The Houston Cougars have tried 5 field goals this year and made 3, which is 87th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Houston Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 664 yards on 16 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 73rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 279 yards as a team, which ranks 126th in college football. They've run 131 times, averaging 2.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Temple Owls have been penalized on offense 27 times for 226 yards so far this season, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. They are 114th in the nation in points scored with 68. They have run 265 plays this season for 1,155 yards, which ranks them 64th in Division 1 in total offense. Temple averages 4.4 yards per play, which is 123rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 62 1st downs this year, placing them 108th overall as an offensive unit. Logan Marchi averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 64 passes on 119 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 119. He has thrown for 799 yards this season.
The Temple Owls rush defense has allowed 170 attempts for 835 yards this year, putting them in 111th place in D-1 against the run. Temple has committed 24 penalties for 173 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 43rd in college football. They are 104th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 126. They have surrendered a total of 1,874 yards on D, which is 113th in the country. The Owls are ranked 105th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 75 passes on 130 attempts against the Temple defense this season, placing them 73rd and 82nd in Division 1. The Temple Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 1,039 yards through the air, which is 102nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Temple Owls have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 18th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Temple kickers have made 83% of their extra points, going 5 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,038 yards on 25 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 75th in Division 1 in punting average. Temple is ranked 45th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 41 punt return yards and average 5.9 yards per return, which is 72nd in college football. They have returned 21 kicks for 440 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Temple Owls average 21 yards per kick return and they are 86th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,636.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cougars -12.5 and under 46.5 total points
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