UCF vs Temple NCAA Football Parlay 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field is the venue where Anthony Russo and the Temple Owls will take on the UCF Knights on Saturday. UCF opens this game as 10-point favorites. The Knights are 3-4-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Owls are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the UCF Knights played the East Carolina Pirates and earned the victory by a score of 41-28. Otis Anderson paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 28 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 80 yards via 18 carries which had him averaging 4.4 yards per tote. Gabriel Davis was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 164 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 18.2 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Knights was Dillon Gabriel who went 22/35 with 365 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Knights ran the ball a total of 47 times and racked up a total of 197 yards which had them averaging 4.2 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Knights earned 31 1st downs and they had a total of 11 infractions for 89 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. Overall, they totaled 87 plays which gave them a total of 611 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, UCF gave up 23 completions on 37 attempts totaling 313 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.2%. In the running game, the Knights gave up 170 yards on 49 runs which means they had an average of 3.5 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 483 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Knights step onto the field holding a record of 5-2 for 2019. For total yards, they currently sit at 1st in the AAC and 2nd in college football with 3,877 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 44.3 points per contest, which has them at 5th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 212.3 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the American Athletic Conference. The Knights have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 21.7 points per contest putting them 4th in the American Athletic Conference. In regard to yards rushing, UCF is allowing 137.1 yards per game ranking them 4th in the American Athletic Conference and 48th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per carry putting them 5th in the conference and 41st in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 960 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Knights have conceded 2,391 yards. Opponents are completing 52.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.3 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Temple Owls went up against the SMU Mustangs and lost 45-21. Re'Mahn Davis paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 17 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 54 yards by way of 16 carries which had him averaging 3.4 yards per carry. Branden Mack led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 65 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 21.7 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Owls was Anthony Russo who went 18/32 with 171 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Owls ran the ball a total of 33 times and earned 69 yards which earned them an average of 2.1 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 69 plays for 273 yards. In the game, the Owls racked up 15 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 74 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, Temple allowed 30 completions on 54 attempts for a total of 457 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. On the day, they allowed a total of 655 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Owls allowed 198 yards on 55 carries which means they had an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
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The Owls come into this matchup with a record of 5-2. Temple hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 152.3 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 83rd in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,066 rushing yards through 7 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Owls average 422.1 yards per game overall which has them at 51st in D-1 and 6th in the AAC. The Owls are giving up 22.7 points per contest which puts them at 5th in the conference and 43rd in D-1. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 159 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 136.7 yards per game which puts them at 47th in the nation and 3rd in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up 957 rushing yards and 7 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the country. They are giving up 236.3 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Owls currently sit at 10th in the American Athletic Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Owls +10 and over the total points
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