Temple at Connecticut College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Temple Owls travel to Rentschler Field to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Temple as 28.5 point favorites. The Owls have an ATS record of 7-4-0 while their over/under record is 5-6-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 7-4-0 and they are 2-8-1 against the spread.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 7-4-0 against the spread
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-8-1 against the spread
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/11/18 OL Matt Hennessy Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Florida
11/11/18 WR Randle Jones Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Florida
10/06/18 K Aaron Boumerhi Hip is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/13/18 WR Zavier Scott Knee is out for season
11/11/18 DB Messiah Turner Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
11/11/18 DB Tahj Herring-Wilson Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
11/08/18 LB Kevon Jones Academics is out for season
11/07/18 QB Marvin Washington Academics is out for season
10/16/18 LB Eli Thomas Medical is out indefinitely
09/26/18 RB Khyon Gillespie ACL is out for season
08/15/18 RB Donevin O'Reilly ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Temple Owls are 34th in Division 1 in points scored with 370. They have run 806 plays this season for 4,533 yards, which ranks them 30th in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 5.6 yards per play, which is 76th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 237 1st downs this year, placing them 50th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 1,687 yards as a team, which ranks 81st in the country. They've run 425 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 88 times for 826 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the nation in penalties. Anthony Russo has thrown for 2,335 yards this season. He has completed 173 passes on 299 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.1. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Temple is 60th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 289. They have surrendered a total of 4,067 yards on D, which is 53rd in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 195 passes on 369 attempts against the Temple Owls defense this season, placing them 57th and 98th in the country. The Temple pass defense has also given up a total of 1,896 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 504 attempts for 2,171 yards this year, putting them in 101st place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 78 penalties for 623 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 75th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is ranked 42nd in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 288 punt return yards and average 15.2 yards per return, which is 14th in college football. They have returned 39 kicks for 791 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 20 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,612. The Temple Owls have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 9, which is 104th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Temple Owls kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 47 for 47 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,126 yards on 51 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 58th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies have run for 2,257 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in the nation. They've run 446 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 53 times for 457 yards so far this year, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. They are 106th in Division 1 in points scored with 259. They have run 770 plays this year for 4,293 yards, which ranks them 104th in the nation in total offense. The Connecticut Huskies average 5.6 yards per play, which is 71st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 230 1st downs this season, ranking them 58th overall as an offensive unit. David Pindell has completed 174 throws while attempting 290 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 1,862 yards this year. He averages 6.1 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.5.
The Connecticut Huskies rush defense has given up 487 attempts for 3,728 yards this season, putting them in 129th place in the country against the run. They have had 76 penalties for 779 yards on defense this year. That places them 125th in Division 1. Connecticut is 129th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 548. They have given up a total of 6,894 yards on D, which is 129th in the nation. The Huskies are 129th in yards per play allowed with 8.7. Opponent offenses have completed 215 throws on 301 attempts against the Connecticut defense this season, ranking them 89th and 25th in the country. The Connecticut Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,166 yards in the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Connecticut Huskies have tried 9 field goals this year and made 6, which is 125th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Connecticut kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 31 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,437 yards on 57 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 34th in the NCAA in punting average. Connecticut is 129th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 14 punt return yards and average 4.7 yards per return, which is 118th in D-1. They have returned 42 kicks for 763 yards on special teams, which puts them 17th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 18 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,071.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -28.5
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