USF at Temple College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Temple Owls host the USF Bulls at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Temple as 2 point favorites. The Owls have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 7-3-0 against the spread. The Bulls have an ATS record of 3-7-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0.
Valuable USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key USF Bulls Injuries
11/11/18 QB Blake Barnett Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Temple
11/11/18 DB Mekhi Lapointe Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Temple
09/23/18 WR Terrence Horne ACL is out for season
07/20/18 QB Brett Kean Academics is out indefinitely
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USF Bulls have run for 2,050 yards as a team, which ranks 36th in college football. They've run 387 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 83 times for 764 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the country in penalties. They are 42nd in the nation in points scored with 323. They have run 736 plays this season for 4,739 yards, which ranks them 27th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulls average 6.4 yards per play, which is 23rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 232 1st downs this year, placing them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. Chris Oladokun averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 8.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 12 passes on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 44.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 128. He has thrown for 190 yards this season.
The Bulls rush defense has allowed 487 attempts for 2,472 yards this year, putting them in 121st place in D-1 against the run. USF has committed 61 penalties for 505 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 39th in college football. They are 90th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 313. They have surrendered a total of 4,408 yards on D, which is 104th in the country. The Bulls are ranked 72nd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 155 passes on 280 attempts against the USF Bulls defense this season, placing them 17th and 36th in Division 1. The USF pass defense has also given up a total of 1,936 yards through the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USF Bulls have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 13, which is 33rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. USF Bulls kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 34 for 38 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,365 yards on 56 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 55th in Division 1 in punting average. USF is ranked 38th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 81 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 118th in college football. They have returned 37 kicks for 986 yards on special teams, ranking 1st in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 27 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,806.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 33rd in the country in points scored with 343. They have run 732 plays this year for 4,195 yards, which ranks them 37th in Division 1 in total offense. The Temple Owls average 5.7 yards per play, which is 75th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 219 1st downs this season, ranking them 44th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 1,613 yards as a unit, which ranks 69th in college football. They've run 386 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. Temple has been penalized on offense 81 times for 765 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the country in penalties. Anthony Russo has passed for 2,071 yards this year. He's completed 153 throws while attempting 265 passes for a completion percentage of 57.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 130.5. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Temple is 66th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 272. They have given up a total of 3,835 yards on D, which is 63rd in D-1. The Owls are 22nd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 181 throws on 345 attempts against the Temple defense this season, ranking them 60th and 101st in the nation. The Temple Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,814 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 456 attempts for 2,021 yards this season, putting them in 100th place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 71 penalties for 568 yards on defense this year. That places them 79th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is 56th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 221 punt return yards and average 13.8 yards per return, which is 21st in D-1. They have returned 38 kicks for 744 yards on special teams, which puts them 10th in kick return yardage. The Temple Owls average 20 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,160. The Owls have tried 12 field goals this year and made 7, which is 109th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 58%. Temple kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 44 for 44 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,929 yards on 45 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 36th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls +2
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