Maryland at Temple College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Lincoln Financial Field
Josh Jackson and the Maryland Terrapins are headed to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Temple Owls. Temple opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The total has been set at 63.5. The Terrapins are 2-0-0 ATS and 2-0-0 when betting on the total. The Owls are 1-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-0-0 against the spread.
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
08/22/19 DB Antwaine Richardson ACL is out for season
08/21/19 LB Durell Nchami ACL is out for season
08/06/19 WR Jeshaun Jones ACL is out for season
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
In their last contest, the Maryland Terrapins faced the Syracuse Orange and took home the victory by a score of 63-20. Javon Leake paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 64 yards and he added 2 TD's for the game. He ran for 107 yards by way of 7 carries which meant he averaged 15.3 yards per carry. Darryl Jones was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 70 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 23.3 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Terrapins was Josh Jackson who went 21/38 with 296 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. The Maryland Terrapins ended up rushing 45 times and totaled 354 yards earning them an average of 7.9 yards per rush. For the game, the Terrapins racked up a total of 29 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 30 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 83 plays which gave them a total of 650 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Maryland allowed 28 completions on 41 tries totaling 330 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.3%. For this contest, they gave up 400 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Terrapins allowed 70 yards on 29 runs allowing their opponent an average of 2.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Terrapins come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 in 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 71 points per game, ranking them 1st in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 335.5 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the conference. For total yards, they rank 1st in the conference and 3rd in Division 1 with 1,273 yards. The Terrapins have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 10 points per game which has them at 3rd in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Terrapins have allowed 602 yards. Teams are completing 60% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.6 yards per try. In terms of rushing yards, Maryland is giving up 35.5 yards per contest which has them at 3rd in the Big Ten Conference and 6th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 1.1 yards per carry putting them 2nd in the Big Ten Conference and 5th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 71 yards rushing through 2 contests.
In their last game, the Temple Owls faced the Bucknell Bison and left there with a win by a score of 56-12. Leading the way at QB for the Owls was Anthony Russo who went 32/41 with 409 yards through the air and tossed 4 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick in the game. Re'Mahn Davis led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 60 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 6.7 yards per run. Branden Mack was the receiving yardage leader by earning 130 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 14.4 yards per catch for the game. The Temple Owls rushed the ball a total of 36 times and added 188 yards giving them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt. In the game, they totaled 82 plays for a total of 695 yards. For the game, the Owls had a total of 32 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 63 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Temple gave up 20 catches on 42 attempts totaling 190 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.6%. Overall, they conceded a total of 211 yards and forced 0 turnovers. On the ground, the Owls gave up 21 yards on 26 carries which means they allowed 0.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Owls come into this game with a record of 1-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Owls have one of the best offenses in the nation. Temple is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 188 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 52nd in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 188 rushing yards through 1 contest, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Owls average 695 yards per game overall ranking them 2nd in Division 1 and 1st in the conference. The Owls are conceding 12 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the conference and 19th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate units in the country. They are conceding 190 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Owls are currently ranked 6th in the American Athletic Conference. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 12 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 21 yards per game ranking them 2nd in college football and 1st in the AAC. In 2019, they have allowed 21 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +4
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