UCF vs. Temple, 10/26/19, College Football Week 9 Predictions & Preview

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Updated: October 26, 2019

UCF vs. Temple Total Prediction

UCF vs. Temple, 10/26/19, College Football Week 9 Predictions & Preview

Will UCF and Temple put up a big total when the two AAC foes collide tonight at 7PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

123 UCF vs. 124 Temple

Saturday, October 26, 2019

7PM ET – Lincoln Financial Field

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, Central Florida is favored on the road, as the Knights are getting odds of -11 points against Temple. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 61.5 points. The public betting currently has 69 percent going on Temple as the home underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Temple beat up by SMU

Temple is coming off its first conference loss, 45-21 at SMU last weekend. That put an end to a three-game win streak for the Owls. Temple is now 5-2 on the season, 2-1 in the AAC, 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 with the over.

The Owls have been middle of the road on offense and defense. The offense averages just 28.6 points and 422.1 yards per game, while the defense is giving up 22.7 points and 373 yards per outing. Re’Mahn Davis has rushed for 629 yards and five touchdowns to lead the offense while Anthony Russo has thrown for 1,674 yards and 14 scores. Branden Mack is the leading receiver with 38 catches for 525 yards and four scores. Ifeanyi Maijeh is leading the defense with 35 tackles and six sacks.

Knights trying to heat up

The Knights are coming off a win this weekend when they defeated ECU to avoid a third loss in four games. UCF is now 5-2 on the season, 2-1 in the AAC, 3-4 against the spread and 4-3 with the over.

UCF has one of the top offenses in the nation, averaging 44.3 points and 553.9 yards per game. Defensively, the Knights are giving up 21.7 points and 349.7 yards per game. Dillon Gabriel has thrown for 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns to lead the offense while Gabriel Davis has 47 catches for 833 yards and 10 touchdowns. Greg McCrae has rushed for a team-high 401 yards and six scores. Four different players have over 300 rushing yards this season, but McCrae is out with a knee injury and Adrian Killins Jr. is questionable with an undisclosed injury.

College Football Betting Trends

Temple

The Owls are 17-8 with the under in their last 25 games on grass, but 6-2 with the over in their last eight games following a loss.

UCF

The Knights have hit the under in five of their last six road games and in four straight in their last four road games against a team with a winning home record.

Prediction:

These two have hit the over in five of their last six meetings and I expect another shootout today in Philly. The Knights are still an explosive offense, even with the injuries, that should be able to put up points regularly. Temple is a respectable defense, but the Owls just gave up 45 points to SMU last week. The Owls also can score some points and should be comfortable at home against this UCF defense. The Knights aren’t a dominant defense this year.

College Football Week 9 Prediction: UCF/Temple Over 61.5

Related: UCF vs. Temple Spread Prediction



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