Temple vs Cincinnati NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/23/2019
Game: Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati -11
Nippert Stadium is the venue where Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats will play the Temple Owls on Saturday. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 11-point favorites. The Owls are 6-4-0 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Bearcats are 3-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Temple Owls went up against the Tulane Green Wave and ended up getting the win by a score of 29-21. Re'Mahn Davis led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 22 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 69 yards on 13 carries which meant he was running for 5.3 yards per carry. Jadan Blue led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 131 yards on 12 receptions. He had an average of 10.9 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Owls was Anthony Russo who went 22/38 with 221 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. The Owls ran the ball a total of 24 times and added 109 yards giving them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Owls racked up a total of 22 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 106 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In all, they ran 68 plays for a total of 406 yards. In terms of defense, Temple gave up 12 completions on 30 attempts totaling 130 yards, and a completion percentage of 40.0%. For this contest, they gave up 333 yards and forced 3 turnovers. In the running game, the Owls gave up 203 yards on 54 carries which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Owls come into this game with a record of 7-3 this year. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 26.7 points per game, putting them 79th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 137.3 yards on the ground per game which is 11th in the conference. For total yards, they sit in 9th in the conference and 75th in the country with 3,947 yards. The Owls have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 25 points per game which has them at 4th in the AAC. When it comes to rushing yards, Temple is giving up 160.6 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the AAC and 66th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the conference and 38th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,606 rushing yards through 10 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Owls have conceded 2,574 yards. Teams are completing 51% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.2 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bearcats went up against the USF Bulls and ended up getting the win by a score of 20-17. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bearcats was Desmond Ridder who went 9/18 with 78 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Michael Warren II paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 35 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He racked up a total of 134 yards by way of 26 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. Michael Warren II was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 30 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per catch in the game. The Bearcats ran the ball 48 times and racked up 200 yards which earned them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. In all, they totaled 66 plays for 278 yards. For the game, the Bearcats racked up a total of 15 first downs and they had 10 penalties for 62 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. When discussing the defense, Cincinnati allowed 18 catches on 27 tries for a total of 267 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Against the run, the Bearcats allowed 171 yards on 47 tries which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they gave up 438 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Bearcats come into this game with a record of 9-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Bearcats have one of the best offenses in the nation. Cincinnati has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 202.2 rushing yards per game, putting them 30th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 2,022 yards rushing through 10 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Bearcats average 393.4 yards per contest overall putting them 76th in college football and 10th in the AAC. The Bearcats are giving up 20.6 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the American Athletic Conference and 26th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are allowing 231.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bearcats currently sit at 9th in the AAC. When talking about points given up, they have given up 206 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are giving up 139.3 yards per game which puts them at 43rd in the nation and 4th in the conference. For this year, they have given up 1,393 yards on the ground and 11 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +11
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