Cincinnati at Temple College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Cincinnati Bearcats head to Lincoln Financial Field to play the Temple Owls on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 3 point favorites. The Bearcats are 5-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Owls are 5-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-4-0.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-1-0 against the spread
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
10/03/18 OL Garrett Campbell Ankle is out indefinitely
10/03/18 RB Gerrid Doaks Groin is out indefinitely
08/20/18 TE Josh Whyle Collarbone is OUT 4-6 weeks
Key Temple Owls Injuries
10/14/18 WR Freddie Johnson Personal is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
10/14/18 RB Ryquell Armstead Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
10/06/18 K Aaron Boumerhi Hip is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 31st in the country in points scored with 230. They have run 440 plays this year for 2,807 yards, which ranks them 94th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bearcats average 6.4 yards per play, which is 27th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 146 1st downs this season, ranking them 39th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati has run for 1,533 yards as a unit, which ranks 11th in college football. They've run 292 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Bearcats have been penalized on offense 54 times for 534 yards so far this year, which has them 15th in the country in penalties. Desmond Ridder has passed for 1,062 yards this year. He's completed 82 throws while attempting 125 passes for a completion percentage of 65.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 160.2. He averages 9.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
Cincinnati is 4th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 82. They have given up a total of 1,622 yards on D, which is 3rd in D-1. The Bearcats are 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 95 throws on 199 attempts against the Cincinnati Bearcats defense this season, ranking them 16th and 69th in the nation. The Cincinnati pass defense has also surrendered a total of 926 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 187 attempts for 696 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the country against the run. The Bearcats have had 39 penalties for 301 yards on defense this year. That places them 33rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati is 32nd in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 51 punt return yards and average 3.9 yards per return, which is 119th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 241 yards on special teams, which puts them 84th in kick return yardage. The Bearcats average 22 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,099. The Cincinnati Bearcats have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 124th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Cincinnati Bearcats kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,351 yards on 30 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 16th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 990 yards as a team, which ranks 85th in college football. They've run 255 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Temple Owls have been penalized on offense 46 times for 442 yards so far this season, which has them 42nd in the country in penalties. They are 39th in the nation in points scored with 220. They have run 484 plays this season for 2,666 yards, which ranks them 37th in Division 1 in total offense. Temple averages 5.5 yards per play, which is 85th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 140 1st downs this year, placing them 48th overall as an offensive unit. Anthony Russo averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 88 passes on 150 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 128.2. He has thrown for 1,173 yards this season.
The Temple Owls rush defense has allowed 322 attempts for 1,264 yards this year, putting them in 101st place in D-1 against the run. Temple has committed 44 penalties for 363 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 66th in college football. They are 58th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 154. They have surrendered a total of 2,333 yards on D, which is 52nd in the country. The Owls are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses have completed 122 passes on 231 attempts against the Temple defense this season, placing them 78th and 108th in Division 1. The Temple Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 1,069 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Temple Owls have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 3, which is 120th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Temple kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,252 yards on 30 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 71st in Division 1 in punting average. Temple is ranked 50th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 197 punt return yards and average 16.4 yards per return, which is 18th in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 523 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The Temple Owls average 22 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,386.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls -3
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