Temple at Houston College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Temple Owls head to TDECU Stadium to play the Houston Cougars on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 5.5 point favorites. The Owls are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Cougars are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-3-0.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key Temple Owls Injuries
10/06/18 K Aaron Boumerhi Hip is out indefinitely
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/04/18 WR Courtney Lark Knee is questionable Saturday vs Temple
11/04/18 DT Ed Oliver Knee is questionable Saturday vs Temple
11/04/18 DE Jerard Carter Foot is questionable Saturday vs Temple
11/04/18 RB Mulbah Car Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Temple
10/10/18 DL Isaiah Chambers Knee is out for season
09/16/18 DB Garrett Davis Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Temple Owls are 46th in the country in points scored with 284. They have run 654 plays this year for 3,653 yards, which ranks them 44th in Division 1 in total offense. The Owls average 5.6 yards per play, which is 79th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 191 1st downs this season, ranking them 61st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 1,296 yards as a unit, which ranks 100th in college football. They've run 331 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 66 times for 651 yards so far this year, which has them 38th in the country in penalties. Anthony Russo has passed for 1,854 yards this year. He's completed 139 throws while attempting 243 passes for a completion percentage of 57.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 129.1. He averages 6.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Temple is 56th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 223. They have given up a total of 3,274 yards on D, which is 47th in D-1. The Owls are 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 153 throws on 298 attempts against the Temple Owls defense this season, ranking them 40th and 85th in the nation. The Temple pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,492 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 412 attempts for 1,782 yards this season, putting them in 98th place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 59 penalties for 478 yards on defense this year. That places them 46th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is 55th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 201 punt return yards and average 13.4 yards per return, which is 24th in D-1. They have returned 32 kicks for 618 yards on special teams, which puts them 20th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 19 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,472. The Temple Owls have tried 11 field goals this year and made 6, which is 116th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 55%. Temple Owls kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,762 yards on 41 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 38th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars have run for 2,087 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in college football. They've run 361 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Houston Cougars have been penalized on offense 57 times for 462 yards so far this season, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 5th in the nation in points scored with 429. They have run 683 plays this season for 4,930 yards, which ranks them 12th in Division 1 in total offense. Houston averages 7.2 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 233 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. D'Eriq King averages 9.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 180 passes on 284 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 171. He has thrown for 2,578 yards this season.
The Houston Cougars rush defense has allowed 399 attempts for 1,440 yards this year, putting them in 66th place in D-1 against the run. Houston has committed 62 penalties for 577 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 98th in college football. They are 96th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 285. They have surrendered a total of 4,356 yards on D, which is 117th in the country. The Cougars are ranked 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 229 passes on 386 attempts against the Houston defense this season, placing them 128th and 129th in Division 1. The Houston Cougars pass defense has also given up a total of 2,916 yards through the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Cougars have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 124th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Houston kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 56 for 57 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,647 yards on 39 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 56th in Division 1 in punting average. Houston is ranked 80th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 129 punt return yards and average 10.8 yards per return, which is 43rd in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 154 yards on special teams, ranking 125th in kick return yardage. The Houston Cougars average 19 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,213.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars -5.5
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