Memphis vs Temple Predictions, Odds and Line
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field is the venue where Anthony Russo and the Temple Owls will play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday. Temple opens this matchup as 5-point dogs. The Tigers are 4-1-0 ATS and 3-2-0 when betting on the total. The Owls are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
10/06/19 DL O'Bryan Goodson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Temple
10/06/19 RB Patrick Taylor Jr. Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Temple
09/30/19 DE Cole Mashburn Undisclosed is out for season
09/30/19 TE Sean Dykes Knee is out for season
09/16/19 WR John Williams Knee is out for season
09/10/19 DB Chris Claybrooks Leg is out indefinitely
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
The last time they played, the Memphis Tigers played the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and ended up getting the win by a score of 52-33. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Brady White who went 15/23 with 249 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. Kenneth Gainwell paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 68 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in the game. He racked up a total of 209 yards on 14 carries which meant he was running for 14.9 yards per tote. Antonio Gibson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 50 yards on 1 catch. He had an average of 50.0 yards per catch for the game. The Tigers ran the ball a total of 36 times and added 286 yards giving them an average of 7.9 yards per run. In all, they ran 60 plays which gave them a total of 535 yards. For the game, the Tigers racked up a total of 25 1st downs and they had 9 infractions for 70 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. When discussing the defense, Memphis conceded 24 completions on 45 tries totaling 319 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.3%. On the ground, the Tigers conceded 256 yards on 44 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 5.8 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 575 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Tigers head into this matchup 5-0 for this season. For total yardage, they currently sit at 4th in the AAC and 42nd in the nation with 2,305 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 39.8 points per game, which has them at 16th in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 214.4 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the AAC. The Tigers have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 19.2 points per contest which has them at 2nd in the AAC. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers have conceded 1,233 yards. Opponents are completing 45.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.0 yards per attempt. When talking about yards rushing, Memphis is allowing 179.2 yards per game ranking them 11th in the conference and 93rd in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per carry ranking them 8th in the conference and 62nd in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 896 rushing yards through 5 games.
In their last contest, the Temple Owls took on the East Carolina Pirates and notched a win by a score of 27-17. Leading the way at QB for the Owls was Anthony Russo who went 23/34 with 208 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Re'Mahn Davis led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 157 yards on 24 carries which had him averaging 6.5 yards per run. Branden Mack was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 107 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 11.9 yards per catch for the game. The Owls ended up rushing 50 times and generated 237 yards which had them averaging 4.7 yards per carry. For the game, the Owls had a total of 29 1st downs and they had 12 infractions for 80 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. For the game, they ran 89 plays for 490 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Temple gave up 19 completions on 39 tries totaling 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.7%. In the running game, the Owls gave up 98 yards on 34 tries which means they allowed 2.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 327 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Owls come into this game with a record of 4-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Owls have one of the average offenses in the nation. Temple has made teams respect their running game by averaging 160.8 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 68th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 804 yards rushing through 5 contests, 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 445.2 yards per contest overall which has them at 43rd in the country and 5th in the American Athletic Conference. The Owls are allowing 17.2 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the AAC and 19th in the country. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 86 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 126 yards per contest which puts them at 43rd in college football and 2nd in the AAC. For this year, they have given up a total of 630 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the top groups in D-1. They are conceding 166.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Owls currently sit at 2nd in the American Athletic Conference.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +5
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