Cincinnati Bearcats vs Temple Owls Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+18)
The Cincinnati Bearcats (8-2) are on their way to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday where they will compete against the Temple Owls (3-7). Cincinnati opens this matchup as 18-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 54.
The Cincinnati Bearcats head into this matchup 8-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Bearcats faced the East Carolina Pirates and walked away with a win by a score of 27-25. Ben Bryant finished 14/30 with 244 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 130.3 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Charles McClelland led the offense in rushing for the Bearcats with 10 carries for 39 yards (3.9 yards per attempt). The Cincinnati Bearcats ran the ball a total of 26 times and accumulated 66 yds, which had them averaging 2.5 yards per tote. On the day, they ran 57 plays which converted into 310 yards. Cincinnati gave up 26 pass completions on 46 tries for a total of 280 yards, and a completion rate of 56.5%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bearcats gave up 174 yards on 33 tries, which averages out to 5.3 yds per rush surrendered.
The Bearcats have racked up 3,989 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring, Cincinnati has compiled 20 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 13 different times. Cincinnati has a total of 190 first downs, and they have committed 84 penalties for 728 yards. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 127.6 yards on the ground ranking them 96th in Division 1. In terms of scoring points, the Cincinnati Bearcats are sitting at 32.6 PPG.
The Bearcats are ranked 34th in the nation when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 21.4 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt and 144.9 rushing yards per game on the season. During this campaign, they have given up 1,449 yards via the running game in 10 games. When talking about passing yardage, the Bearcats have conceded 1,908 yds which puts them in 26th in the nation. They have allowed 190.8 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 54.2%. For the season, they are surrendering 335.7 yards per game which ranks them 27th in Division 1. They have conceded 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 14 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Owls head into this game 3-7 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Owls took a defeat with a final score of 43-36 when they faced the Houston Cougars. E.J. Warner (3 TDs) finished the contest with 486 yds on 42/59 passing while his QB rating was 157.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 8.2. Darvon Hubbard carried the rock 4 times for 26 yards, ending the contest with 6.5 yards per attempt for Temple. Temple ran the ball for 1.8 yds per attempt, finishing with 47 yds on 26 carries. The Owls finished the game with a total of 533 yds while running 85 plays (6.3 yards per play). The Owls secondary allowed a completion rate of 72.5%, surrendering 289 yards on 29 out of 40 through the air. Temple allowed 26 rush attempts for 196 yards (7.5 yards per rush).
The Temple Owls hold an average of 342.9 yards per contest, which has them sitting 105th in the country. The Temple offense has racked up 404 yds of penalties on 50 violations, which is good for 110th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign so far, the Owls have compiled 2,523 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 252.3 passing yards per contest, which ranks 46th in the nation. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Owls are sitting 109th in D-1 scoring 21.4 points per outing.
The Owls are surrendering 27.9 points per game, ranking them 81st in the nation. Temple has allowed a total of 1,960 yards via the ground game (196.0 yards/game) and 17 touchdowns on the ground on the season. Overall, they have relinquished 279 points in total. They have given up 17 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 181.2 yards per game, which puts them in 15th in the nation. The Owls defense has taken part in 685 plays, which ranks 63rd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bearcats -18
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