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Minutemen vs Owls Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 4 Betting Odds

The UMass Minutemen 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 4 non conference matchup have the Owls as the -9.5 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 44.5.

Minutemen vs Owls Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAF
  • Teams: UMass Minutemen at Temple Owls
  • Where: Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field
  • Date: Saturday, September 24th
  • Betting Odds:
  • TEMPL -9.5, UMASS +276 | TEMPL -370 O/U 44.5

Minutemen Preview:

The UMass Minutemen travel to take on the Temple Owls in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 1-2. So far, they have yet to play a game in the FBS Independents.

In their last matchup, UMass knocked off Stony Brook by a score of 20-3. The Minutemen went into the game as -1.5 point favorites, leading to an ATS win. With their 23 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 44.0. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 333 yards, with 127 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 161st in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, UMass is ranked 33rd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 206 yards through the air.

On offense, the Minutemen are averaging 13.33 points per game, good for 161st in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 2, while throwing for 1. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 65th in yards per game at 188.0. On average, they hand the ball off 51.67 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Minutemen will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 56.67 yards places them 213rd in the NCAA. So far, they are the 211st ranked team in attempts per contest (15.67).

Owls Preview:

The Temple Owls travel to take on the UMass Minutemen in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 1-2. So far, they have yet to play a game in the American Athletic.

In their previous game, the Owls lost by a score of 16-14 to Rutgers. However, they were able to cover the spread as 18.5 point underdogs. With their 30 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 42.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 201 yards, with 142 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 92nd in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Temple is ranked 48th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 59 yards through the air.

Offensively, the Owls are the 153rd ranked scoring offense, at 14.67 points per game. Heading into the game, they have an equal amount of rushing and receiving touchdowns at 3 apiece. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 167th in yards per game at 86.67. On average, they hand the ball off 33.0 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 181.33 yards places them 143rd in the NCAA. So far, they are the 124th ranked team in attempts per contest (29.33).

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game

In terms of betting, the Minutemen have an ATS record of 1-2-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-2-0. Although UMass has a straight up record of 0-5-0 in their last 5 road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4-0. The team averaged 16.2 points per game in these games.

In terms of betting, the Owls have an ATS record of 2-1-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-2-0. Through their last 5 home games, Temple has an ATS record of just 2-3-0. However, their overall record was 1-4-0 while averaging 14.6 points per game.

Minutemen vs Owls Pick

Free Spread Prediction: Temple Owls -9.5

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