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Scarlet Knights vs Owls Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to take on the Temple Owls, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 2:00 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN+. The odds for this week 3 non-conference matchup have the Scarlet Knights as the -17.5 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 44.0.
Scarlet Knights vs Owls Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Temple Owls
- Where: Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field
- Date: Saturday, September 17th
- Betting Odds:
- RUTGER -17.5, RUTGER -1225 | TEMPL +691 O/U 44.0
Scarlet Knights Preview:
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to take on the Temple Owls in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 2-0. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Big Ten.
Last week, the Scarlet Knights knocked off Wagner by a score of 66-7. The two team’s combined to score 73 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 55.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 145 yards, with 19 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 3rd in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Rutgers is ranked 140th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 126 yards through the air.
On offense, the Scarlet Knights are averaging 44.0 points per-game, good for 26th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 8, while throwing for 4. This season, Rutgers has been able to establish the run game, as they are averaging 270.0 yards per-game (6th), while handing the ball off an average of 48.0 times per-game. Heading into the game, the Scarlet Knights will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 183.5 yards places them 137th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 168th ranked team in attempts per contest (23.5).
The Temple Owls travel to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 1-1. So far, they have yet to play a game in the American Athletic.
Last week, Temple beat Lafayette by a score of 30-14. Leading into the matchup, the Owls were 15.0 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 44 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 40.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 110 yards, with 27 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 108th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Temple is ranked 171st in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 83 yards through the air.
Offensively, the Owls are the 145th ranked scoring offense, at 15.0 points per-game. Heading into the game, they have an equal amount of rushing and receiving touchdowns at 2 apiece. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 135th in yards per-game at 105.5. On average, they hand the ball off 34.5 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Owls will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 164.5 yards places them 148th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 127th ranked team in attempts per contest (28.0).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Scarlet Knights have an ATS record of 1-0-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-1-0. Across their 5 previous road games, Rutgers has an ATS mark of 3-2-0. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2-0 while averaging 17.4 points per game.
In terms of betting, the Owls have an ATS record of 1-1-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-1-0. When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Temple has an ATS record of 2-3-0 while averaging 18.6 per game. The team went 2-3-0 overall in these games.
Scarlet Knights vs Owls Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Temple Owls 17.5
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